Why choose Bristol?

Biology student
Laura

Laura, BSc Biology

Amber

Amber, BSc Biology

Marie

Marie, BSc Biology

Josh

Josh, BSc Biology

Arporn

Arporn, BSc Zoology

Teaching and assessment

The study of Biological Sciences encompasses a huge range of concepts and techniques and our teaching programme reflects the diversity of the subject

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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Frances

Frances, PhD (Plant Biology)

Jana

Jana, MSc by Research (Wildlife Conservation)

Postgraduate study

Between the Graduate School in Biological Sciences and other departments within Bristol University, postgraduate students are offered a wide range of training in academic and transferable skills. We also encourage post-doctoral researchers to attend any components of particular interest to them.

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Artist's impression of lab in new Life Sciences building

Artist's impression of one of the labs in the new Life Sciences building

The Life Sciences building will regenerate 13,500 square metres of space in the heart of Bristol. It will create a suite of outstanding laboratories and enhance the student experience by facilitating research-led study and staff-student interaction.

Based on an imaginative design, the building will feature multiple break-out spaces and a five-storey laboratory wing. Located at the heart of the University campus, adjacent to other core science and medical schools, it will couple central positioning with the best in sustainable design and energy efficiency.

New horizons in biology

The University is investing £54 million in an iconic new building, due to open in 2014, that will form a research hub for interdisciplinary research, facilitating major advances across the sciences.

This flagship project, coupled with six outstanding new academic appointments, underscores the University's belief that many of the 21st century's most exciting discoveries will emerge from biology, and that the next generation of biology graduates will have opportunities unparalleled anywhere else.