Biology and Biosciences


Students wearing personal protection, including a face mask, work at the safety cabinets in the cell culture room. Biosciences offers a window into life in all its forms, from molecules and cells to organisms and plants. The subject is at the forefront of many exciting advances in science, such as cloning and the treatment of diseases.

Revealing the influences of biosciences in the modern world, our degrees provide opportunities to undertake extensive practical work in well-equipped laboratories and conduct fieldwork in a variety of habitats.

The programmes cover topics as diverse as the structure and physiology of plants, the evolution of biodiversity, and the latest developments in genetic engineering, microbiology and biomedical science.

Biology in the News

EHU Insight on The Conversation


A student checks the heath of a plant that is being used for an experiment on plant water relations.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 insectories and specialist IT facilities. A dedicated microbiology suite is located in the adjacent Tech Hub.

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. Just a short walk from the University is a farm sympathetically managed for biodiversity, as well as a mixed woodland.

Biosciences Building 360 Virtual Tour

External View

Bioscience Laboratory

Biotechnology Laboratories

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 we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is to see our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

Our October and November 2020 open days are going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about biology and biosciences and the University through a series of online activities.

Book your place at a virtual open day