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.

Top five in the UK for research excellence

We're ranked among the UK's top five biological science departments for the impact and quality of our research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

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Apply now for one of our funded PhD opportunities

We have a range of fascinating, fully-funded PhD projects available for students to start in 2015.

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Find out more about our degrees

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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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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