Biomedical and Life Sciences

Excellence in Teaching and Research

The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences is at the hub of Lancaster’s biomedical teaching and world-leading research activities.

We offer a welcoming and supportive environment where our international student body makes significant contributions to the future of biomedical science.

We were ranked in the top five in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 for Biological Sciences, in the top 15 for Biosciences in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and in the top 20 in the Complete University Guide 2017.

We’ve expanded our growing team of personnel from 23 to 31 and our Biomedical and Life Sciences staff are amongst the top academics in their field. They offer a wealth of expertise and diverse specialisms such as:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Ageing
  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Tropical Infectious Diseases
  • Vector Biology

Our final-year undergraduate project provides you with an exciting opportunity to carry out your own independent research in one of these fields. You’ll benefit from our use of a diverse range of transformational teaching methods, and from the interdisciplinary networks that we’ve fostered with other top institutions - at home and abroad. Throughout your studies, you will develop subject-specific knowledge and skills as well as a range of transferable skills that are valued by a wide range of employers.

A postgraduate qualification from Lancaster’s Biomedical and Life Sciences division will give you the edge in a competitive employment market. Studying with us provides you with the opportunity to make a real difference, solving key issues relating to human health. We offer a vibrant, innovative and inspirational educational community: we aim to stimulate new ideas, encourage autonomous learning and perfect technical expertise.

Above all, our research-active supervisors are committed to your development and success. They will work with you in our world-class research environment, which has had a £5m refurbishment, building on your strengths and encouraging your ideas.