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Undergraduate

Biology with Ecology BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

For those who do not have a strong enough academic background in biology or ecology, the foundation year aims to provide a firm grounding of scientific, intellectual and investigative skills and knowledge, while developing a reflective and adaptive approach to study. You will learn through a mix of formal study, discussion and practical experience.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £15,300

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,650


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

Studying Biology with Ecology at Hull gives you the perfect base of skills and knowledge upon which to build a career at the cutting edge of wildlife protection and monitoring. The choice of modules allows you to undertake practical fieldwork in a diverse range of locations to apply your skills first-hand, while at the same time providing opportunities to work with the latest environmental DNA and genomics technologies. Recent field trips have included Cuba, Brazil and Indonesia. Subsidised dive training can lead to PADI qualification and allows you to take your studies underwater off the Yorkshire coast.

Whether your interests lie in the conservation of species or habitats, you can tailor this course to your own passions. You benefit from research-informed teaching and excellent facilities in the department, and have the opportunity, especially in your final year, to participate in original research-based projects. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, staff from this school contributed to the University's two best results in the areas of Environmental Science and Allied Health, where an outstanding 87% of research submitted was awarded three or four stars. The University has extensive links with the fishing industry, Natural England, the James Hutton Institute, and nearby world-class research facilities such as the world’s only submarium, The Deep. The option of an integrated foundation year offers the perfect way into this subject for those without a strong enough academic background for direct entry to the full BSc.

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BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of, or interest in, a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Employability is at the core of this course, and is embedded into the course design. The hands-on skills you learn can be easily transferred into a variety of biology or ecology based careers.

Our graduates have gone on to rewarding careers as ecological consultants, in a variety of environments including wildlife trusts and the Environment Agency. There is also a range of options in the fishing industry, from fish farms to fishing regulation and management.

The University’s reputation is such that there are opportunities in research working alongside major companies and organisations, which may include government or European Union based projects. There are also options for further study in higher education at Masters or PhD level, while some graduates opt to go into teaching.

If you need help choosing your career path, or support later in your working career, the University of Hull is one of the few universities which offers lifelong careers support to its alumni.