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Canterbury Christ Church University

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We are a supportive community of staff and students dedicated to the study of human and life sciences in all their many forms. These range from Geography to Events, Leisure and Tourism, to the Sport and Exercise Sciences, and finally to Life Sciences, which includes a range of subject areas including animal, plant and environmental science.

As well as our excellent range of undergraduate degree programmes, we also offer the chance to complete in postgraduate research at MPhil and PhD level.

Our undergraduate science degrees provide a broad-ranging introduction to the Life Sciences, while also helping you develop a set of key transferable skills applicable to the world of work. A number of our degrees are also offered with an additional foundation year (Year 0).

Animal Science

This course is ideal for anyone seeking to work in an animal-related occupation such as animal care, animal welfare, zoos and wildlife parks, veterinary situations, farms, and wildlife conservation.

Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry

Our course offers you the opportunity to receive expert research-informed teaching in a variety of core topics specifically relevant to industry.


Our BSc in Biology will prepare you for work in the science sector by placing a focus on practical work in the laboratory.

Biomolecular Science 

Our BSc in Biomolecular Science encompasses the study of genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology to ensure you gain important practical skills and knowledge in these key areas.

Chemistry for Drug Discovery

The course at the university offers students the opportunity to receive expert research-informed and involved teaching in a variety of core topics specifically relevant to industry.


Our BSc in Ecology takes an interdisciplinary approach and incorporates applied modules designed to increase practical skills with modules giving you vital background theory. Our aim is to enable you to work as a thinking, flexible, modern ecologist. 

Plant Science

Our innovative BSc in Plant Science has been put together by a very experienced team in discussion with key stakeholders in the horticultural and agricultural industry. The resulting qualification will make you highly employable within this industry.

Human Biology

Our BSc in Human Biology offers you the opportunity to receive interdisciplinary expert research-informed and -involved teaching in a variety of core topics specifically relevant to human form, function and disease.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science studies the intricate relationships that link water, land and atmosphere. As such this course is perfect for anyone with an interest in the environment and the many complex mechanisms that make our planet work.