What will I learn?

Our BSc Ecology and Environmental Biology course explores the diversity of the living world, across levels of biological organisation, from genes to individuals, their populations, and the communities they form, up to entire ecosystems.Building on research produced in our School of Life Sciences, you will examine these concepts across terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems, examining taxa from smallest microbes to the largest organisms on Earth.This course investigates the role biodiversity plays in supporting ecosystem functions and the flow of ecosystem services on which humanity depends, alongside how biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are changing in response to multiple interacting stressors (eg climate change, chemical pollution, habitat loss etc.) as we progress in the Anthropocene.You will develop strong practical and data-handling skills for management solutions to tackle the challenges to ecosystems that the Anthropocene brings. You will also have the option to train in tropical marine biology in Indonesia, and environmental biology and ecology in our new Arctic field course.

Which department am I in?

Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,050.00 (US$ 27,175) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 October 2022


Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,



CO4 3SQ, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university

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