Each year, we welcome 8,000 university students to our centres for research, fieldwork and field trips

“Many thanks for again being excellent hosts for our fieldtrip. As always everyone was super helpful and nice, and the facilities were of a high standard. The steps taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections were as good as they could be, and the students very quickly felt safe because of this. From what I can tell, the students very much enjoyed their trip, which came this year with a dose of normality. Your efforts were very much appreciated.”

Dr Adam Bates, who visited FSC Dale Fort with Nottingham Trent University students on an Ecology fieldtrip in September 2020.

Biology and Marine Biology

We can offer a wide range of marine terrestrial and freshwater habitats, including a range of rocky shore exposures, salt marsh and sand dunes, woodlands and grasslands, and many more.


The range of habitats on our doorstep make our centres ideal for teaching biological recording, taxonomic skills and field techniques.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science university students will be spoilt for choice as our centres can offer a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems.
A Level Geography students in sand dunes


All of our centres have a range of landscapes and habitats suitable for university students studying Geography.
Group of Students in a Mountain Scenery

Geology and Earth Science

Significant Geographical features can be found near many of our centres making them great places to study Geology and Earth Science.
millport research vessel

Research Vessel at Millport

Our well equipped research vessel is often used during university field courses.

Diving courses at Millport, Scotland

Experience the exciting suite of diving courses available from FIeld Studies Council Millport with Freedom Diving.