Why study life and environmental sciences?

You’re naturally curious about how living systems work. You know that the life and environmental sciences hold the key to solving some of the biggest challenges our planet faces. So you choose to study in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

What you may not have realised is what an amazing time you’ll have studying in these disciplines. You’ll journey from molecular mechanisms to whole organism processes to ecological scale processes. You can investigate a multitude of life forms from viruses, bacteria and protozoans, to fungi, plants and animals, including us humans. You can unravel the complexities of how these life forms interact with each other and their abiotic environments. Your studies will take you from the laboratory to a rainforest or desert or farm or underwater.

Be astounded and endlessly fascinated by the immense diversity of the life and environmental sciences. But more than just being amazed, you’ll be preparing for a career that can take you around the world, solving issues from medical, agricultural, veterinary and environmental challenges, to using your analytical skills in government, journalism, banking or business.

Start your journey in the intriguing world of life and environmental sciences.


If you haven't studied at university before, an undergraduate, or bachelor's degree, is where to begin your journey.


If you’re looking to improve your career prospects, open the door to further academic study, or simply indulge a passion, honours is your next step.


Advance your career, pursue your passion and gain a higher qualification with a postgraduate degree.