We provide a dynamic and stimulating teaching environment with impressive modern facilities, up-to-date equipment and high-calibre staff.

Our learning environment is flexible, inclusive, stimulating, rewarding and well-supported. Through innovative approaches to teaching and assessment, and high levels of academic and professional support, students are encouraged to take an active role in their own development.

We are renowned for the excellence of our biosciences field courses which offer hands-on experience of modern techniques and practical skills in field biology.

Biosciences students in laboratory


A wide range of flexible, modular degree programmes that span the full spectrum of our academic interests in Biological, Biochemical and Biomedical Sciences.

Biosciences students in laboratory

Postgraduate taught

We contribute to the delivery of a number of taught MSc programmes including Biophotonics and Tissue Engineering.

Student in laboratory

Postgraduate research

Freedom to investigate a cutting-edge topic, amongst leading researchers with modern facilities.

Studying at the School of Biosciences opens up so many opportunities; it's not just about the lectures and practicals, but also developing your own skills. The staff encourage you to be driven and motivated; in my first year I was able to get work experience in the microbiology labs and have a paid summer placement. The pastoral care is brilliant; I found the transition to university quite difficult but the support available does make it easier. If you're looking to be a happy and satisfied student, this is definitely the place for you.

Eleanor Gibson-Forty, Biology