School of Biological Sciences

Sir David Attenborough opens our new £56m Life Sciences building, an outstanding centre for research and teaching

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One of the UK’s leading biology schools, our strengths cover the whole discipline, from single molecules to entire ecosystems

About the school

You will learn from people who are passionate about teaching at the forefront of biology

Courses and programmes

Our expertise lies in evolutionary biology, animal behaviour, sensory biology, plant and agricultural sciences, and ecology



The global impact of our research is recognised by all major ratings, including the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Studies into everything from wheat genomics to vision ecology and animal behaviour attract support from worldwide funders, including BBSRC, NERC, Marie Curie and the EU.

"It's pretty much the perfect course for me! I really enjoy the labs and field trips. I also like the fact that I'm being taught by lecturers who regularly have their research published in journals and other publications."

Laura, BSc Biology

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Teaching and assessment

Our degree programmes are flexible, and all students complete field courses or laboratory workshops and independent research projects chosen from a wide range of options.


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