Biology Teaching Organisation

About us

The School of Biological Sciences has its own Biology Teaching Organisation (BTO) to manage all aspects of the administration and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Our aim is to support our students’ academic journey from application through to graduation day and beyond.

Student audience

All current students taking Biological Sciences courses and/or programmes will find the information within the Biology Teaching Organisation website useful throughout your studies.


The School of Biological Sciences is committed to contributing to social responsibility and sustainability at the University of Edinburgh. The School supports the participation of various teams in the University Sustainability Awards. The Biology Teaching Organisation currently holds a Silver Lab Award and is working towards a Bronze Office Award in 2018.

Sustainability in the School of Biological Sciences

Sustainability Awards