School of Life Sciences


Research lies at the heart of the School of Life Sciences and underpins our outstanding teaching.

An interdisciplinary approach

Our research is often interdisciplinary in nature, embracing disciplines from within and outside our School at all levels and our collaborations extend to other universities and research institutes across the world.

Our interests

Our research is broadly based on the following interests:

Research Excellence Framework

Research Excellence Framework 2014

87% of our research in biological sciences was rated as internationally excellent or higher in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), with 48% rated as world-leading.

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