Middlesex University

Course Introduction

In a rapidly changing world, biologists investigate environmental impacts at many scales. This 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. This pathway offers an integrated approach to environmental biology, investigating relationships between organisms and their environments at scales ranging from the molecular to whole ecosystem ecology.

Why study BSc Biology (Environmental Biology) at Middlesex University?

We offer an integrated approach to environmental biology, which investigates the relationship between organisms and their environments, from biological molecules to ecosystem ecology.

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.

BSc Biology is part of a new suite of biology courses, designed to offer choice and flexibility in the modules you study. There is a common first year that focuses on covering the fundamentals of biology so you have the option of changing pathway at the end of the first year. The other courses in this suite are:

BSc Biology

BSc Biology (Biotechnology)

BSc Biology (Molecular Biology)

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.

Course Modules

Year 1: Anatomy and Physiology of Plants and Animals (30 credits) ' Compulsory, Chemistry for Biologists (30 credits) ' Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Biological Techniques (30 credits) ' Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) ' Compulsory.

Year 2: Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) ' Compulsory, Microbial Life (15 credits) ' Compulsory,Biology of Complex Organisms (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Biodiversity (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Ecology and Field Techniques (15 credits) ' Compulsory.

Year 3: Dissertation (30 credits) ' Compulsory, Gene Technology (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Conservation in a Changing World (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Aspects of Evolution (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Cellular and Molecular Biology (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) ' Compulsory, Current Topics in Biosciences (15 credits) ' Optional, Sustainable Biotechnology (15 credits) ' Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) ' Optional.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,000 Overseas Fees