Students in the new laboratory at the School of Life Sciences

Why choose Life Sciences at Liverpool

Breadth and diversity

No other university offers such a large School of Life Sciences alongside and interacting with the Schools of Medicine and  Dentistry, and the Institute 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.

Supportive

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

Our Biology Teaching Centre has been completely refurbished. We have a £23 million state-of-the-art Biosciences Building and recently we invested a further £6.2 million in Biomedical Sciences at Liverpool.  The Human Anatomy Resource Centre is a £1.5 million investment providing a unique facility for teaching anatomy, supported with the opportunity for cadaveric dissection. These investments have resulted in the appointment of additional world-class researchers and teachers, and a surge in student applications.

Flexibility

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 Life Sciences 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. read more on our international opportunities page.

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