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Environmental Biology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
This Environmental Biology (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham provides you with the flexibility to choose the modules that interest you most, this course allows you to experience applied science alongside biology and geography.
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  • Understand how organisms function and interact with their environment. This knowledge is fundamental for effective management and conservation of natural and agricultural ecosystems.
  • Build on a strong foundation in your first year with core modules, many of which are shared with other degrees in biology and environmental science.
  • You can choose to specialise as you continue through the degree or retain a broader range with a breadth of options.
  • Fieldwork is an important aspect of the course, allowing you to put your learning into practice and experience various communities and ecosystems including Sweden and Malaysia.


In addition to providing a solid academic and practical grounding, Environmental Biology (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham puts emphasis on teaching transferable skills. For example, written and verbal communication and problem solving. You gain experience in writing research papers, reports and public speaking.

Graduates are widely regarded as being well-trained and of high quality, and are in an excellent position to obtain rewarding and well paid jobs. You will be ideally suited for:

  • Conservation organisations
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Local authorities and government agencies
  • Agrochemical industry and water resource management
  • Teaching or scientific journalism
  • Research degrees

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Environmental Processes
  • Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour
  • Environmental Science and Society
  • Tutorials in Environmental Science
  • The Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems
  • Environmental Management Virtual Field Course

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A levels: ABB-BBB, including at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, psychology, maths and physics accepted) and an additional A level or equivalent.

  • Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted. We may also consider ABC depending on predicted grades in specific subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23760 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 Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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