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Biology (Environmental Biology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #401 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
In a rapidly changing world, biologists investigate environmental impacts at many scales. This Biology (Environmental Biology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours at Middlesex University offers an integrated approach to environmental biology, investigating relationships between organisms and their environments at scales ranging from the molecular to whole ecosystem ecology.
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Why study BSc Biology (Environmental Biology) at Middlesex University?

This Biology (Environmental Biology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours programme blends laboratory and field disciplines with state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and bespoke field trips both in the UK and in tropical ecosystems.

You will spend the first year gaining a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of biology and then widen your studies to focus on contemporary environmental issues such as biodiversity, climate change and ecosystem balance. Through lab-based teaching, field trips, and exciting placement opportunities, we equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience to flourish in your chosen scientific career.

Course highlights

  • There is the opportunity for an internship in your third year, which can be completed in the summer or on day release. You will be supported in sourcing the best placement or internship for you and making your application
  • Our state-of-the-art facilities provide the next generation of scientific instrumentation for molecular analysis post the genomic era.
  • As research leaders in environmental science we are at the cutting-edge of critical findings to improve lives
  • The course is complemented by daylong and residential field trips in the UK and a residential field trip in Mauritius where you will focus on data collection and analysis, and develop new ideas for your own environmental research projects.
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


From this pathway, you may enter careers in conservation biology, fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, agriculture, environmental protection or consultancy work. This course can also lead to postgraduate study in a related disciplines such as an MSc in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation in Action or to a research studentship.

Teacher training for either primary or secondary school is also an option and one for which the field work component may prove to be of real value in the current employment market. Employment may also be sought on graduate training programmes, laboratory or technical work or in other disciplines such as science journalism for example.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

        Year 2
    • Research Methods and Project Planning 
    • Microbial Life 
    • Biology of Complex Organisms 
    • Molecular Biology 
    • Analytical Techniques 
    • Biodiversity 
    • Ecology and Field Techniques 
        Year 3
    • Dissertation 
    • Gene Technology 
    • Conservation in a Changing World
    • Aspects of Evolution 
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology 
    • Gene Expression and Control 
    • Current Topics in Biosciences 
    • Sustainable Biotechnology 
    • Biology Work Experience

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Your prior achievement in awarded qualifications
  • Predicted achievement in the qualifications you are currently studying
  • Personal statement or statement of purpose for evidence of your motivation and commitment to your subject
  • References about your academic potential and personal qualities
  • Details of time spent at another Higher Education institution, even if the course was not completed.
  • 120 UG Credits at Level 4 for Year 2 Entry
  • 240 UG Credits at Level 5 for Year 3 Entry

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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