Welcome to the School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences offers world-class, inspirational research-led education across the full life science spectrum, including biomedical sciences, whole organismal biology, molecular genetics, infection and microbiology, structural biology, biological chemistry, ecology and evolution.

Inside Life Sciences. A conversation with Tanya Horne and Professor Jay Hinton

Undergraduate study Life Sciences Building


We aim to make you an expert in one particular field, whilst offering the freedom to cross discipline boundaries. This combination of strengths is highly attractive to prospective employers. Students will tackle the issues that dominate today’s society, such as food security, global warming, new energy sources, and the treatment of plant, animal and human diseases.

Postgraduate study


We have a thriving postgraduate community pursuing a vast range of courses, from postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes. CPD modules and diplomas to PhDs, across the full biosciences spectrum.