Ecology and Environmental Biology (Including Placement Year) BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Ecology and Environmental Biology (Including Placement Year) BSc (Hons)

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.

You will investigate the crucial role of biodiversity in supporting ecosystem functions and securing the flow of ecosy...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

10/2025

Campus

Colchester Campus

Course Address
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ

Application Details

Course Code

C523

Institution Code

E70

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

112

120

Offers will be made from a minimum of the equivalent of 2 full A-levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:39

We will consider science based Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Advice can be provided on an individual basis. We can only accept QAA approved Access to HE Diplomas

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

30

or three Higher Level certificates with 555-554. Either must include Higher level Biology or Chemistry grade 5, plus Standard Level Mathematics grade 4 Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths. We are happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

DMM

Offers will be made in the range of DDM to DMM or 120-112 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of the equivalent of 2 full A-levels Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis.

A level

B,B,B

B,B,C

Offers will be made in the range of BBB to BBC or 120-112 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of the equivalent of 2 full A-levels Including B in Biology or Environmental Science (or equivalent). Acceptable A-level equivalents are Environmental Technology, Geography, Life and Health Sciences and Marine Science. Please note we are unable to accept A-level Applied Science to meet the Biology (or equivalent) requirement.

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £22,100

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