Ecological considerations factor among the key concerns facing our planet today. The decline of bee populations, for example, poses a real threat to agricultural crop yields and the health of flowering plants, and groundbreaking research at Royal Holloway, University of London is helping to uncover the reasons behind this crisis. Studying Ecology and Environment at Royal Holloway will teach you the fundamental principles of how plants and animals interact with each other and the wider environment, applying both theoretical and practical tools to understand the complex behaviour of life on Earth. This flexible programme lets you tailor your learning in years 2 and 3, selecting from a range of optional modules including Marine Biology, Animal Behaviour, Conservation Biology and a Mediterranean Island Conservation and Ecology in the Field. You’ll study terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, making use of our first-class facilities including marine and freshwater aquaria, plant and animal cell culture laboratories and glasshouses. A recent £16 million investment in our School of Biological Sciences has delivered cutting-edge mass spectrometry, bioinformatics and gene and protein sequencing equipment, giving you the chance to augment your studies with state-of-the-art technology. Our biodiverse campus is in reach of sites of special scientific interest including Windsor Great park, Box Hill and Chobham Common, providing the opportunity for rewarding field work and independent study. In year 3 you’ll become a part of our renowned research culture as you work in the labs alongside our expert academics to complete your individual research project. Join a biodiverse campus in reach of sites of special scientific interest including Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common. Make use of first-class facilities including marine and freshwater aquaria, plant and animal cell culture facilities and glasshouses. Take part in world-class research led by renowned academics, with 76% of our Biological Sciences research ranked world-leading and internationally excellent. Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to- student ratio. Graduate with a Royal Society of Biology accredited degree.