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Environmental Biology (Study Abroad) BSc Hons

What will you study?

Our Environmental Biology degree covers an immense scope, from molecular biology through to ecosystem ecology. You will learn about the relationships between organisms and their environment, including the study of animal behaviour, animal and plant physiology, and gain a solid understanding of mankind's impact on the environment. In your first year, you will study modules including Life in a Changing Environment and Environmental Processes before turning your attention to courses such as Environmental Physiology and Enterprise for the Environment in your second year. The subjects you can look forward to in your final year include Global Change Biology and Environmental Pathogens.

Our Environmental Biology course is also available with a Study Abroad variant, where you spend your second year in a partner university in the USA, Canada or Australasia.

Where could it take you?

Our graduates find work in related fields such as energy management or conservation. Others take on diverse roles within the pharmaceutical, forensic, food and medical industries. Some recent graduates have gone on to MSc studies in biomedicine, forestry and forest ecosystem management, or used the skills they learned for roles in teaching.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2014:

A-level: AAB. To include two science A-levels from Biol/Chem/Comp/Env Sci/Geog/Geol/Maths/Physics/Psychology

General Studies: Only accepted if taken as one of four A levels

Key skills: Not included in offer

GCSE: Maths and English Language, grade C

Scottish Highers: ABBBB

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 pts from the best three HL subjects

BTEC: DDM/DDD grades overall

Mature students: Applications welcome. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

IELTS: 6.0

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.

Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.