The School of Life Sciences is the largest Academic School in the University with a Faculty of over 60, and over 140 Research Fellows and Technicians, an annual research income of £9.9 million and an annual turnover exceeding £10 million.
We admit more than 300 undergraduates each year onto a broad range of degree courses in biological, biomedical and chemical sciences. Our teaching is widely recognized for its excellence, with our degree programmes routinely ranked at or near the top in University Guides and Student Surveys. Our teaching is firmly based on our research excellence, with lectures and tutorials given by leaders in their fields, and all students undertake projects in our vibrant research laboratories in their final years.
We also admit over 80 Students each year onto a range of Masters courses, and more than 170 DPhil (Sussex’s name for PhD) postgraduate research students are supervised across the School. Funding for postgraduate research study is available via Doctoral Training Programmes funded by the MRC and BBSRC, and for exceptional candidates, from the Schools own funds.
From 2010 the School has operated with a unified administrative structure, with research activities organised in 5 Subject Groups, under the leadership of Subject Chairs.