Biology is the scientific exploration of the vast and diverse world of living organisms.
Biology has expanded enormously within recent years, revealing a wealth of knowledge about ourselves and the millions of organisms on our planet.
Learn modern lab techniques, participate in research field trips, develop employability skills and explore the most recent developments in the field. There has never been a more exciting time to be a biologist.
"The amount of fieldwork the degree offered amazed me. With the University I traveled to Portugal, Indonesia and Greece! I also had the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of modules, from marine biology topics to biomedical science topics. I spent my Placement Year working in both Barcelona and Greece, and it has been an enriching and fulfilling experience that has improved my personal and academic skills. All the skills that I’ve gained at Essex enabled me to secure these placements. I don’t think I would have been so confident to travel and work abroad, adapt so quickly to new environments and be so confident with new situations if I hadn’t gone to Essex."
In addition, we collaborate with a number of academic departments from across the University including social sciences and humanities.
Our research covers a wide range of areas, allowing the opportunity for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. Our research is also supported by modern, well-equipped facilities managed by trained technicians and research officers.
"I’ve always been interested in the environment, and Essex specialises in the areas I’m most interested it: conservation, ecology and marine biology. After a decade of working I decided to return to education to pursue a more fulfilling and worthwhile profession, and I definitely haven’t regretted it. Now I’m studying for a PhD in environmental biology, which I wouldn’t have been able to do without the support of my undergraduate dissertation supervisor, personal tutor, and the Employability and Careers Centre, who assisted me with my application. I also did a Frontrunner Plus placement in my second year, which gave me invaluable experience of working in a lab, and really boosted my confidence."
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