Faculty of Biological Sciences

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Leeds Masters Scholarship

Applications re-opened for Masters degree starting in January 2021, closes Monday 28th September.

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Leeds students join the fight against coronavirus

Students have joined the fight against COVID-19 with help from the University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences Student Opportunity Team.

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Coronavirus (covid-19)

We know that many people are understandably anxious about the current coronavirus outbreak. To find out more about the steps we’re taking to remain supportive of our applicants and offer holders please visit our coronavirus FAQs.

If you’re an existing student or member of staff, please visit our coronavirus website for the latest updates and information. 

Our faculty

We have a long established reputation in delivering research-led student education with a strong suite of programmes covering the biological sciences with a continued portfolio development being informed by an active Industrial Advisory Board. Our teaching and research is delivered via three schools; School of Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

We are a leading faculty within the life sciences in terms of our research power, subject diversity and interdisciplinarity for example through our contributions to the internationally renowned Astbury Centre, medical research and emerging Global Food and Environment Institute.

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Our courses and flexible approach allow you to follow your interests while expanding your knowledge of new and compelling topics.

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Our courses have been developed in partnership with industry, are guided by current research, and provide excellent teaching.

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Studying your PhD with us will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

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Top 100

in the world for Life Sciences

Times Higher Education World Rankings by Subject 2020

TEF Gold

rating for Leeds

in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework

6th in UK

for research impact

Research Excellence Framework 2014

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Research and innovation

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Research facilities

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Our Schools

Our teaching and research is delivered through three schools, which bring their own specialist expertise and facilities, enabling them to undertake impactful research and TEF Gold Award teaching.