Field trips


All environmental first year students go onto the Environmental Field Course, currently based in Devon. This occurs very early on, in October, and is a great way of getting to know each other, the staff and the environment. We stay in the Dartmoor National Park at Colehayes Park and students carry out a range of field activities related to their degree.


All environmental Level Two students go onto the International Field Course, currently in Italy.

During the week students will experience a range of activities that include examining alpine lakes and forests, contaminated land, eutrophication of lakes, the water quality and pests of Venice, lake amenities for tourists, redevelopment of Trento and the conservation of Italian biotopes.


A new tropical field trip has been developed for Conservation Biology, Environmental Biology and Environmental Science students, designed to take place in Cuba.

The Cuba trip will be available to most environmental awards (Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, Conservation Biology but not Environmental Health).

It involves a week of tropical survey techniques of birds, bats and reptiles in the Cuban forest and a week of SCUBA diving to learn survey techniques on coral reefs.

You can watch a video about the 2012 Cuba field trip.


An International field course to Brussels is available for Final Year Environmental Health and Health, Safety and Environmental students. Students have the opportunity to visit the European parliament to discuss current issues with officials from the Commission, European and UK Government representatives. Students also undertake environmental surveys of the city.

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