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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Support for our students' research

Animal and Plant Sciences students can now apply for the annual Scurfield Memorial Bursary to help them complete a research project in botany, ecology or environmental science, either in the UK or overseas.

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Find out about our undergraduate courses

On our undergraduate degrees, you can learn how whole organisms work and how they interact with their environments – from evolution, genetics and reproduction to ecology, sustainability and climate change.

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Field course

Study with us

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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Bird conservation


Partnerships with industry and other organisations helps us use our research to tackle global problems. We’re collaborating with international partners to safeguard the world's most endangered birds.

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