Why choose Life Sciences at Liverpool

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.

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 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

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.

The Liverpool Shared Research Facilities are also used extensively by our students, for example the Centre for Cell Imaging. These investments have resulted in the appointment of additional world-class researchers and teachers, and a surge in student applications.


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.

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

Pepper Wilde head shot

The course provides an incredibly thorough understanding of the human body as well as the biological concepts that underlie diseases.

Pepper Wilde, BSc Anatomy & Human Biology

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