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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 join us on a field trip (paid for by us).

On this page you’ll find 360 tours of our facilities, videos and features to give you an insight into what it’s like to study Biology and Biosciences at Edge Hill.


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 360 image tour

Videos and vlogs

Biology and biosciences at Edge Hill prepares you for a range of roles where you can make a real impact.
Biosciences student Alfie reveals the opportunities he’s had to learn about his subject in a natural environment.
Biosciences student Indy loves her subject, and tells us why she chose to study Biosciences at Edge Hill.
Biosciences student Indy tells us why she loves the Edge Hill campus.

What our students think

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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