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The School of Biological Sciences

Explore the teaching and research activities taking place with our School of Biological Sciences


In the School of Biological Sciences, we're addressing the most pressing-issues impacting people's quality of life around the world. From finding new ways to combat climate change to our pioneering research into plastic-eating enzymes, we're turning our expertise into action.

We cover all aspects of biological science – from developmental biology and epigenetics, to molecular biophysics, marine biology and applied environmental research – and our academics, lecturers and researchers are experts within their fields.

The School holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, in recognition of the work we're doing to advance the careers of women in science.


We're the 3rd best university for Biological Sciences in the UK (The Guardian, 2020), behind Oxford and Cambridge – with 88% of our graduates finding employment within 6 months of graduating (DLHE, 2017).

We emphasise personalised study and high levels of interaction and collaboration between lecturers and students. Our research activities frequently inform our teaching, and our graduates develop the ability to apply the skills they learn during their study.

We provide high levels of student support and guidance in a nurturing environment. Our researchers and teaching staff share their passion and excitement for research to inspire the scientists of the future.

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+44 (0)23 9284 2994

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