Biosciences offers a window into life in all its forms, from molecules and cells to organisms and plants. The subject is at the forefront of many exciting advances in science, such as cloning and the treatment of diseases.
Revealing the influences of biosciences in the modern world, our degrees provide opportunities to undertake extensive practical work in well-equipped laboratories and conduct fieldwork in a variety of habitats.
The programmes cover topics as diverse as the production, processing, marketing and consumption of food, the evolution of biodiversity, the latest developments in genetic engineering, microbiology and biomedical science, and the impact of humans on the environment.
The Biosciences building incorporates impressive, modern laboratories, offering exciting and highly relevant practical experience in some of the best equipped facilities in the country.
Resources include confocal, fluorescence and scanning electron microscopes, DNA extraction and analysis equipment, climate controlled insectories and specialist IT facilities. A dedicated microbiology suite is located in the adjacent Tech Hub.
A number of the leading nature reserves in the country are in close proximity. You will be taught within a short travelling distance of impressive field sites such as one of the finest saltmarsh and dune systems in Europe, restored mires of international importance, hay meadows and limestone woodlands. Just a short walk from the University is a farm sympathetically managed for biodiversity, as well as a mixed woodland.