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Why Liverpool

Liverpool is an incredible place to live and study, with over 800 years of history, an international reputation for high-class sport, music, and architecture, and no end of other cultural experiences for students to take advantage of during their time in the city.

Breadth and diversity

No other university offers such a large School of Biosciences alongside and interacting with the Schools of MedicineDentistry, and the School of Veterinary Science, now combined in a single Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We offer a breadth of coverage in Biology – from Honours programmes in Zoology through to a range of degrees in the Biomedical Sciences.

Exciting areas of study

Life Sciences are at the crossroads between biology and medicine, and are highly relevant to the growth areas of biomedical, pharmaceutical and post-genomic research. Study abroad or in industry. We offer optional field courses overseas (e.g. Uganda) in Year Two, and international internships (e.g. in Thailand and China) during the fourth year of our MBiolSci. You can also spend time working in industry as part of our MBiolSci.


We are a large, but friendly school. You will have an allocated personal tutor who will offer you support and instruction both formally and via one-to-one drop-in sessions.

Excellent facilities

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 programmes of study are designed to give you flexibility in your choice of modules and pathways. For example, if you are unsure of which area of biosciences to specialise in, you can enrol on a programme such as C130 or C100 and specialise once you discover the subjects that you like (and dislike). For more information on the options, visit our course page.

There are numerous opportunities for students to study or work abroad.  

Find out what life is like studying and living in Liverpool from current students Alex, Lizzy and Yasmina in this video:

Virtual tour

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