Biological Sciences

About Us

About us

About us

We are one of the largest biology departments in the UK.

Find us

Teaching, research and administration activity is situated over several building complexes.

Key contacts

Please direct any enquiries to the relevant member of staff.

Learning, teaching and research training

We offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral training.

Working in the School

Our School is a large and vibrant community of research and learning, with active programmes of seminars, social events, networks and training.


The School continues to be a top performer as judged by both Research and Teaching Quality Assessment Exercises.


Our history can be traced back as far as the eighteenth century.

Notable alumni

The University has been the home of some of the most notable names in the biological sciences, both living and historic.