Faculty of Biological Sciences

TEF Gold

The University of Leeds has achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible.

TEF Gold
TEF Gold

Our Courses

Our extensive research expertise means the courses you can choose to study are at the forefront of knowledge and reflect the latest developments in the field of biological sciences.

Undergraduate Courses
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Undergraduate Courses

Tackling grand challenges within Biomedicine and Health

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One of the UK's leading centres for Biomedical and Biological Sciences

The Faculty of Biological Sciences has 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.


Tiffany Quinn, BSc Neuroscience student

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

Jack Carney - MSc Biodiversity and Conservation student

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

Greig with his supervisor Dr Darren Tomlinson

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



in the UK for our research impact

Research Excellence Framework 2014



research portfolio

Top 100

for Life Sciences

THE World University Rankings 2018