• Department of Life Sciences

    From Anthropology to Zoology, our variety of courses will allow you to explore your interests in humans and other living organisms, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.

    At any level of study that you choose, teaching staff will be keeping you up to date with the latest breakthroughs in anthropology, aquatic biology, and biomedical, sport and health sciences, based on their own extensive research. You will be taught in specialist laboratories for biomedical sciences, ecology, nutrition, and a sport performance centre, to get hands-on experience while you study.

  • Courses

    Your degree will give you the essential skills and knowledge to work in your field of interest, and the support you need along the way.

    We offer two new courses that combine Undergraduate and Masters-level study in Zoology or Biological Sciences.

    View our courses »

  • Teaching

    Our teaching is constantly updated to reflect current scientific advances, to help you gain the skills relevant to your future employment and the needs of society.

    Your lecturers are experienced and published researchers in their areas of teaching; they can give you practical advice based on their first-hand experience. 


  • Research

    The department hosts a high calibre of research from our own staff and alumni who have published their work in a variety of journals.

    See our staff profiles to see their published work.

    Our various areas of research are grouped into four centres dedicated to getting deeper insights into the environment, ecology, physiology of animals, sports and exercise and health sciences.

    View more about our research »

  • What our students say

    Andria Joseph, BA Biomedical Sciences

    "My degree has made me more knowledgeable about the world of science and developed my passion for medicine and research."

    Andria Joseph
    BSc Biomedical Sciences
  • In numbers

    Life Sciences infographic
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