One of the most exciting aspects of our degrees in the School of Biology is the range of fieldwork opportunities we have on offer. If you are studying Biology, Zoology, Ecology and Conversation Biology or Genetics, then you will have the opportunity to work in the field as part of your degree course.
Field courses provide valuable opportunities to apply your knowledge and practical research skills outside of the lab, so we offer at least one field course option every year.
You’ll have the chance to take trips in the UK and abroad, with locations ranging from North Yorkshire to the Mediterranean and Pembrokeshire to Kenya.
Our field courses
Discover how environmental factors (temperature and tide action) and biological factors (competition and predation), structure biological communities and drive variation within and between species.More on Year 1: Coastal & Upland Habitats, Millport / Malham Tarn
We explore the developmental biology of marine animals, their evolution and adaptations to the challenges of marine life, their behavioural interactions and community ecology.More on Year 2: Marine Zoology Field Course, Pembrokeshire
Explore the value of biodiversity in a stimulating urban context, focusing on the biodiversity, sustainability and reduced carbon emissions commitments around the University of Leeds.More on Year 2: Urban Ecology and Conservation Field Course
Research projects that may involve bird handling and ringing, pollinator monitoring, reptile mark-recapture, plant physiology, and molecular ecology .