Faculty of Biological Sciences

Top marks for Leeds in NSS

Results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019 position Leeds in the top three for teaching in the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.

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Understanding how peptides self-assemble

Scientists have developed an integrated computational and experimental approach to investigate the way proteins and peptides aggregate.

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Top 15 in the UK

The University of Leeds has ranked in the top 15 of UK universities and in the top 100 universities in the world in the new QS World Rankings 2020.

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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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Undergraduate Students

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

Postgraduate Taught

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

PhD research degrees

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


Top 20

in the UK for Biosciences

Guardian University Guide 2020

Top 150

in the world for Biological Sciences

QS World Ranking by Subject 2019

6th in UK

for research impact

Research Excellence Framework 2014

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Research facilities


Research and innovation

Welcome from the Dean
Staff | Professor John Ladbury
Our continued efforts to develop exciting educational and research opportunities provide the foundation of a world-class learning experience. Our dedicated and experienced staff will ensure that we can help you achieve your goals.