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Our friendly team of academic staff have expertise across biology, zoology and marine science and this knowledge is reflected in our teaching and research.
Our work involves collaborations across the University, particularly with the Department of Geography, Geology and Environment, the Energy and Environment Institute, as well as the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
From bioinformatics and DNA sequencing to diving on coral reefs, we have it all.
Our undergraduate courses are taught by award-winning lecturers and include real-life, hands-on experience that employers look for. We teach you professional lab skills and data analysis techniques. You can dive as part of your degree, and carry out fieldwork in the UK and overseas.
Be inspired by expert biochemists, chemists and biologists at the University of Hull on our BSc Biochemistry degree. Apply now.
Develop professional skills in industry-standard labs and enjoy field trips abroad on a BSc Biology degree at the University of Hull. Apply now.
From the sub-cellular level to whole ecosystems, explore all animal life and learn to scuba dive on the University of Hull's BSc Zoology degree. Apply now.
Carry out your postgraduate studies at Hull and become part of a forward-thinking research community. Find out about PhD and MSc by Thesis options.
Gain the skills to monitor and manage environmental change. Apply now to study MSc in Environmental Change, Management at Monitoring at Hull.
Take a 360-degree look at our tropical aquariums, where you'll study the richness and diversity of marine life, and our specialist molecular laboratory and the flume lab - a device for studying bodies of water.
Watch: we're developing and testing new tools to prevent contamination from chemical pollution in our waterways. New water treatment methods will help combat this pollution and raise awareness of this critical issue, helping people to take action to prevent it.
On our BSc Marine Biology course, you’ll train as a PADI-qualified diver during your degree.
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Our location inside the Yorkshire Nature Triangle gives you easy access to some of the UK’s most important habitats, such as the shores of the Humber Estuary and the stunning Yorkshire countryside and coast. Depending on which modules you choose, you may find yourself learning to dive, engaging in practical conservation, surveying rocky shores or carrying out Phase 1 habitat surveys.
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This project was an innovation in marine citizen science that trained almost 3,000 members of the public to gather data to help us understand in more detail the species that live on our coasts.
Watch: Join Biological and Marine Sciences staff and students to find out more about studying at Hull.
This project is addressing the challenges of handling big data volumes through high-quality information from novel sensors.
Find out more on the DCS4COP website
This project aims to sequence the genomes of all freshwater fish in Britain and Ireland.
We're part of a pan-European expert team exploring the impact of hydroelectric power plants on fish populations. Hydropower is one of the most important and widely used renewable energy sources, but plants cause major disturbances to the natural world.
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We're studying the chemically mediated interactions of marine life.
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The department is a vibrant community of extremely talented staff and students, who collaborate to craft some incredibly creative work.
Seven species of fish are at risk of extinction in Britain's waters, according to newly published research led by the University of Hull.
Posted on 27 September 2023
Dr Jamie Dodd and Dr Rachel Ainsworth have been granted £140,000 to help recover the population of sea lamprey and river lamprey in the River Trent.
Posted on 22 September 2023
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Our research ranges from exploring fundamental questions about how life on earth came to exist in its incredible diversity, to investigating practical and applied science to monitor and manage species abundance and pollution. We combine disciplines to predict what will happen in future climate change scenarios.
†Percentage of students from biological sciences subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018
* Previous destinations include Brazil, Malaysia and Majorca (extra fees may be payable and availability is subject to government guidance and restrictions).
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