Biology & Biological Sciences

Biosciences

Studying the science of life will equip you with the real-world skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

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in the UK for Biosciences
The Guardian University Guide 2020

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for student satisfaction
The Guardian University Guide 2020

10th

in the UK for Biological Sciences
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Develop real-world skills, whether it’s to understand the biomolecular function of cells, develop new treatments for disease, help protect endangered species or to ensure the world has enough food.

Explore the science of life

The Biosciences are fundamental to our understanding of many of the key issues facing human society today. They not only help us to understand and find solutions for contemporary issues such as the development of new treatments for diseases and maintenance of global food security but also have an important role in unravelling the big questions such as of how life on Earth began and evolved into the complex organisms and ecosystems with which we are familiar.

A vital role in modern life

The Biosciences are at the forefront of understanding issues such as ageing, the development of new treatments for disease including Alzheimer's, cancer, arthritis and tropical diseases, and also the need to produce sufficient food to feed the increasing global population. In a wider sense, the biosciences can even inform our understanding of the effects of climate change and human activity on the Earth's biosphere.

Learn from experts in their fields

The expertise of our staff spans the full breadth of biology, from biomedicine and biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology of cells and tissues through to global change biology, evolution, biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource management in agriculture.

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