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Our School

As one of the largest schools at our University, we offer a lively, friendly and supportive environment with research-led study and high quality teaching.

World-class facilities

In recent years our teaching and research laboratories have had major investment, allowing us to provide world-class facilities for all of our students.

Develop your research skills

Our research centres contribute a wealth of valuable and internationally-recognised research in areas such as coral reef ecosystems and biomedical science. Our range of high profile areas allow us to provide an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that offers a distinctive area of study.

Undergraduate courses have a strong research focus, while our postgraduate courses, from MSc by Dissertation to PhD, allow you to focus on specialist areas to take your research skills further.

Our areas of study

As a biological sciences student you will learn from academic staff who are at the top of their respective fields and producing research of international quality in major scientific areas, such as:

  • environmental biology
  • marine and microbial sciences
  • plant biology
  • molecular biophysics and
  • molecular medicine

Research Repository

Research greenhouse

The Research Repository contains an extensive range of publications by members of our University. You can search for any publications by subject, journal or publication title, publisher, creator and more. You will find leading biological sciences research within our Repository.

Coral Reef Research Unit

Coral Reef Research

We conduct research within coral reef biodiversity and work with international organisations such as the Indonesian Institute of Science, the Honduras Coral Reef Foundation and the Suez Canal University in Egypt. Students also attend field trips in Indonesia.

Leading research

Leading research

We pride ourselves on our research, 85 per cent of which is rated as of at least 'internationally recognised' quality. Our academics consistently produce ground-breaking work in a range of research areas.

Our facilities


Recent major investment has meant we can offer state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. Whatever level of study you choose with us, you will gain experience in your chosen field using cutting-edge and industry-standard equipment.