School of Biosciences

Field courses abroad

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update 2021: Fields Trips abroad have been on hold during 2020/21 due to Covid-19. For Summer 2022, it is expected that information will be provided from early 2022.

The following field courses abroad are for BSc/MSci Environmental Science and BSc/MSci Environmental Biology students only, as fieldwork is an essential part of the course.

Please note that these field courses are not open to other courses within the School of Biosciences.  

For more information contact Dr Ruth Blunt.

Environmental Biology students sat down on the grass on a field course abroad

“Environmental biologists are pretty blessed with their opportunities to travel; in my final year there is an arctic ecology field course to northern Sweden which I am very much looking forward to!”


Field courses

Arctic Ecology Field Course in Sweden

One week’s field study in arctic Sweden at Abisko which takes place in July between the second and third year.

Under the midnight sun, students will put ecological methodology into practice in projects that analyse landscape patterns and processes.

The course will also address the impact of climate change on arctic ecosystems. Students will gain practical experience in ecological methodology, experimental design, data collection and analysis, interpretation and presentation. 


Tropical Environmental Field Course in Malaysia

Based on Tioman Island off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, this field course involves studies of various tropical communities and ecosystems using a range of field techniques to investigate factors which determine the distribution and function of living organisms in tropical ecosystems.

Activities include the deployment of camera traps to describe the community of terrestrial mammals in a tropical forest. 

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LE12 5RD, UK

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