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School of Environment and Life Sciences

Field Trips


Fieldwork and practical placements encourage and prepare you for the application of scientific method and technique in the real world. They are pivotal to our courses and to the development of our students.

Depending on what you choose to study in the School, field trips will vary. They can range from day trips to the Peak District or the Yorkshire Dales, to residential field courses in the Lake District and Wales, to international locations such as Scandinavia, the Alps and Brazil. The majority of our field trips are free, other than a modest non-refundable administration  fee.

We also offer an extensive range of zoological, biological and environmental study placements that include the study of orangutans in Borneo, bears and wolves in Canada and projects working with the Department for Conservation in New Zealand. Geography students also have the option to take part in the university's unique long-term glacial melt-water study in the Swiss Alps.

Our students find field trips an enriching experience and many credit the skills they learnt on these trips as helping them to secure a graduate job. The video and images below give a flavour of some of the trips our students have been on over the past few years.

This course has so many field trips combined with lab work. You can learn so much from being out in the field and I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in conservation.     Bethan Shaw, BSc Wildlife and Practical Conservation graduate