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Animal and
environmental science

You care deeply about the natural world, and know that you have the strength and compassion to help shape its future. At ARU, we'll prepare you for careers in animal behaviour, zoology, conservation or marine biology. With many of our courses, you’ll gain hands-on experience on field trips and placements.

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Agri-Food Technology

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
5 years part-time
Course features
  • Explore the principles that underpin food security and sustainability
  • Understand how technology can support food production
  • Get hands-on experience with field trips and site visits

Animal Behaviour

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Learn about animal behaviour, habitats and conservation
  • Get hands-on experience on field trips
  • Study in Cambridge, a centre for wildlife conservation

Biological Sciences with Sustainability

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4-years-with-placement
Course features
  • Discover how life works, from microorganisms to plants to animals and humans
  • Learn how to think sustainably
  • Develop your creativity to help solve the world’s problems

Ecology and Conservation

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Learn about biodiversity, ecology and conservation around the world
  • Explore ways to protect and conserve our planet
  • Join field trips to a marine biology station, and more

Environmental Management

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
5 years
Course features
  • Make a real difference to the environment and sustainability in your organisation
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees
  • Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Environmental Management

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
,
5 years with foundation and placement
Course features
  • Learn how to sustainably manage human impact on the environment
  • Gain practical skills in environmental data management
  • Take part in hands-on, project-based work from day one

Laboratory Scientist

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
4 years
Course features

Develop the specialist knowledge and skills to confidently identify solutions to problems, propose innovative scientific ideas and add scientific value to your organisation's processes with our Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship. Study for an honours degree in laboratory science while you work, with no tuition fees.

Animal Behaviour Applications for Conservation

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
15 months full-time
,
28 months part-time
,
33 months part-time
Course features
  • Learn the technologies and methods used in animal behaviour research and conservation
  • Play your part in developing solutions to modern conservation problems
  • Put your skills into practice on our residential field trip

Applied Wildlife Conservation

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
,
15 months full-time
,
28 months part-time
,
33 months part-time
Course features
  • Learn how to sustainably manage wildlife and habitats
  • Develop vital research, analysis and communication skills
  • Put your skills into practice on field trips in the UK and abroad

Biology

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
As a postgraduate researcher you will join an interdisciplinary group, within the School of Life Sciences, which is well-connected with industry and fellow research institutions worldwide. PhD candidates are encouraged to take an active role in the School's research community in areas currently spanning global change ecology, conservation and animal behaviour and welfare.
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Here at the School of Life Sciences, we’ll help you develop your practical skills and knowledge in your area of interest to make an impact. Our experienced staff are active, world-leading researchers, so you'll learn about the most up-to-date methods and findings in animal and environmental sciences.

Our students make a real difference to the planet. During and after your degree, you could find yourself doing research in the laboratory or out in the field, helping conserve endangered species in the wild or in zoos, teaching people about animals and how to protect them, and much more.

Our courses are accredited by various professional bodies, including the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, Institute of Biomedical Science and even recognition from the Royal Society of Biology, so you can be confident you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge employers look for.

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KASIA KOMAROWSKA

"When we got to the plateau, we found there was a lot of life going on. We managed to explore a bit of land that had not been explored for wildlife since the station had been there."

KASIA KOMAROWSKA

BSc (Hons) Zoology

Kasia's placement on King George Island
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