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 PhD Doctor of Philosophy. Alternatively, you can train to teach Biology in secondary schools on the PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Conservation Management MSc Apply Direct

You may also be interested in:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Doctor of Philosophy PhD Apply Direct
Masters by Research MRes Apply Direct
Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16) PGCE C1X1


A student looks down a microscope while undertaking research in the Plant Science laboratory.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 fluorescence and scanning electron microscopes, DNA extraction and analysis equipment, climate controlled insectaries 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.

Biosciences Building 360 Virtual Tour

External View

Bioscience Laboratory

Open Days and Virtual Events

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, our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including biology and biosciences, through a series of online activities.

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Chat Online with our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

If you’re interested in postgraduate study at Edge Hill University, you can chat online with Rachael Buckley, our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager.

Rachael will be online every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to answer any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, entry criteria or how to apply.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us via live chat at any other time, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, when our Course Enquiries team will be happy to assist you.

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