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Study in the Department of Biological Sciences

Studying for your degree in our department will provide you with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the context of our groundbreaking and world-leading research. Many of our academics are internationally leading research scientists as well as committed teachers. A number of the country's most distinguished scientists have worked in our department, including Rosalind Franklin, James Lovelock and JD Bernal.

Our state-of-the-art teaching and research labs mean you will develop the technical and practical skills you need for a career using your science degree. We have particular expertise in cellular, structural and molecular biology, biochemical analysis, computational biology and microbiology research. Our researchers are working on important problems related to infectious diseases, developmental and neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Studying in this rich research environment means our students put their studies in the context of today's most important scientific challenges. You can experience what it's like to study with us by booking for one of our department taster events or question and answer drop-in sessions which are focused on particular programmes.

The department's BSc Biomedicine has gained interim accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology in recognition of a course that provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a global market.

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