The School of Biosciences is based in the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology. We are a melting-pot for the study of the biological sciences, and have been for over 100 years.  Working at the heart of critical topics for the planet - global warming, new energy sources, food security and pandemics - we offer a breadth and depth of study choice which is unrivalled in the UK.  

Susanne Voelkel

We are committed to supporting and working with our students to remove barriers and achieve their goals. Our aim is to equip students with the skills required to tackle key challenges such as disease, food security, and sustainability.

Professor Susanne Voelkel, Dean, School of Biosciences

Why choose us?

The University of Liverpool is a research-intensive university, and many of our academic staff are leading researchers in their fields. What this means for you as a student is that your learning will be informed by the very latest developments in life sciences.


More than £30 million has recently been invested in our facilities, such as our Life Sciences building, the state-of-the art Biosciences building, the Sherrington building, and the Human Anatomy Resource Centre.  This ensures your studies are fully supported by the very best in teaching and research equipment.  Students also have access in the latter parts of their programme to our research centres: the Centre for Cell Imaging, the Centre for Genomic Research, and the Centre for Proteomic Research.


Our research aims are to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our city, our country and our planet. We use our breadth of expertise to collaborate and deliver meaningful impact from our research. We are working to address these key challenges at a local and global level.

Accreditations and partnerships

Athena SWAN Silver Award

As a Faculty overall we are accredited with the Athena SWAN Silver Award, which covers each of the four institutes, recognising our commitment to advancing gender equality.