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Biology and Biosciences

Research? Fieldwork? Lab work at a pharmaceutical company? Biology and biosciences at Edge Hill prepares you for a range of roles where you can make a real impact.

With academics making discoveries in biomedical science, ecology, taxonomy and microbiology, you’ll be immersed in a rich research environment. When you’re not writing lab reports, we might ask you to produce an animation showing a biological process, curate a museum collection, or even join us on a field trip (paid for by us).

Our BSc (Hons) Biology degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, and graduates become associate members.

All our students enjoy a residential field trip, while some also explore tree-top environments with an intensive climbing course.

Past students have spent a year researching in a Chicago genetics lab, a Sydney hospital, or Estonia’s University of Tartu.

Biology

BSc (Hons)

Gain experience in cellular, molecular, genetic and whole organism biology. And understand its impact on commercial and research settings. See how modern biology shapes and challenges society, and carry out fieldwork in rich locations on our biology degree.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons)

Cut to the heart of health and disease. Learn to understand the biological and medical principles of life, how diseases develop and are diagnosed, as we ask: how can we create new therapies? All on our biomedical science degree.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Biotechnology

BSc (Hons)

Be at the cutting edge of genetic engineering, biomedicine, molecular biology and microbiology. Supported by extensive practical work, you’ll learn to use industrial techniques on our degree in biotechnology, one of the fastest-growing areas of science.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Ecology and Conservation

BSc (Hons)

Our planet’s ecosystems are facing huge pressure from human actions. Join our ecology and conservation degree to visit threatened habitats and encounter rare species. Graduate with an understanding of the key issues ecosystems face – and how to protect them.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Genetics

BSc (Hons)

Explore molecular, cellular and population genetics, alongside their evolutionary and biotechnological implications. You’ll develop practical laboratory, fieldwork and research skills on our genetics course.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Plant Science

BSc (Hons)

Plant scientists travel the world and study the fundamental and applied aspects of plants. This degree incorporates extensive practical work underpinned by relevant theory. It provides an opportunity to gain a rare qualification in canopy biology and access.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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STEM Foundation Year

Develop the key transferable skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to join science-based degrees in the subject areas of biology, computer science, engineering or geography at Edge Hill University.

Course Length:
4 years
Example Offers:
72-96 UCAS Tariff points
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Discover Biology and Biosciences at Edge Hill University

Research? Field work? Lab work at a pharmaceutical company? Biology and biosciences at Edge Hill prepares you for a range of roles where you can make a real impact.
Biology student Megan

I handled a sea anemone as big as my head during a marine biology field trip - the kind of real-world experience you can’t get in a classroom.

Megan Quail

BSc (Hons) Biology

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Facilities

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 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’ll 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

Book an Open Day at Edge Hill University

Open days are suitable whether you are looking to study an undergraduate programme or postgraduate course. Attending an open day provides an opportunity for you, and your family, to see our beautiful campus.

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