Biological Sciences

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Biology Impacting Lives

The School of Biological Sciences have contributed to the Royal Society of Biology’s ‘Biology Impacting Lives’ programme, producing a video that showcases how our research is leading the way towards creating a healthier and more sustainable world.

The 2014 UK research excellence assessment placed us 3rd in the UK for our research quality, and we are ranked in the world top 25.  

Information for our current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students.

Our strategic project ‘Building a New Biology’ is an ambitious plan to grow our research and teaching capacity, quality and outputs to support intellectual discovery and generate health, social and economic benefits.

Our 130 active research groups and world-leading analytical facilities can support your R&D aims.

Find out more about what it is like to study here.

There are lots of ways in which we engage with communities locally and nationally to discuss our science.

Explore our research and teaching expertise, and find key contacts.

Stay in contact with the School and keep up to date with our latest developments.