Biological and Environmental Science is all about investigating living organisms and the environments they inhabit. This course gives you some understanding of the basic fabric of our planet through the study of chemistry, physics and earth sciences. Graduates gain the knowledge and skills to work as field science technicians in the area of wildlife biology.
The course is delivered through an exciting mix of theory, laboratory practice and field activities. Each week brings you to a new study site, where you spend a full day of field science activity.
In first year, you are given a foundation in biology, and this is built on in second year with modules in botany, zoology and microbiology. Ecology is also introduced in second year of the course. There are also modules in environmental science, scientific communication and geographical information systems (GIS). A module in Irish wildlife provides an insight into the major groups that make up our native wildlife, giving you a strong base on which to build deeper and more focused study later.