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About Us

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

Our division

We are in the top 5 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 for Biological Sciences, in the top 20 for Biosciences in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and in the top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2019.

Our Biomedical and Life Sciences staff are among 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 undertake independent research. You’ll benefit from diverse teaching methods and interdisciplinary networks that we’ve fostered with other top institutions. Throughout your studies, you will develop subject-specific knowledge alongside transferable skills that employers value.


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.

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