Biology and Biosciences


Students conduct a small mammal trapping during fieldwork in woodland near the University.

Our MSc Conservation Management combines the expertise of the field biologist with practical experience of managing habitats. A firm emphasis is placed on fieldwork, biological identification skills and experience of a broad range of management issues.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of biodiversity, geographic information systems and conservation practice, explore the diversity of terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, and learn field-based monitoring techniques for mammals and amphibians.

There is also the opportunity to explore particular Biosciences subjects in depth on our MRes  Masters by Research  or you can train to teach Biology in secondary schools on the PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.


Four students walk past the Biosciences building.The Biosciences building incorporates impressive, modern laboratories, offering exciting and highly relevant practical experience in some of the best equipped facilities in the country.

Resources include confocal, fluorescence and scanning electron microscopes, DNA extraction and analysis equipment, climate controlled insectories and specialist information technology facilities. A dedicated microbiology suite is located in the adjacent Tech Hub building.

A number of the leading nature reserves in the country are in close proximity. You will be taught within a short travelling distance of impressive field sites such as one of the finest saltmarsh and dune systems in Europe, restored mires of international importance, hay meadows and limestone woodlands. Almost adjacent to the University is a farm sympathetically managed for biodiversity, as well as a mixed woodland.

Open Days

Prospective students and their family members tour the Biosciences facilities during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place