UK top five for biological research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We're deepening human understanding of organisms, ecosystems and the interdependencies of life to build a sustainable future.

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See what it's like to study in Animal and Plant Sciences at one of our next open days. Find out about our undergraduate courses, and meet our staff and students.

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Bird scientist flies into shortlist for ‘Booker Prize of science writing’

Professor Tim Birkhead has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016 with his book The Most Perfect Thing, which looks at the science behind birds' eggs.

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Bryony Page

Congratulations Bryony!

Bryony Page graduated from Animal and Plant Sciences with a first-class degree in Biology in 2015. She became the first British trampolinist to win an Olympic medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she won the silver medal.

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Learn from leading scientists and discover how life works. Our overseas field courses will give you the ultimate study experience in biology, ecology, plant sciences and zoology.

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World-class research

We're one of the UK's leading centres for research in the life sciences. Our work spans the Arctic and the tropics, single cells and entire ecosystems.

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Partnerships with industry and other organisations help us use our research to tackle global problems. For example, we're collaborating with international partners to safeguard the world's most endangered birds.

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Bird conservation