Faculty of Biological Sciences

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Faculty of Biological Sciences

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 range of broad-based and specialist courses are flexible and provide a wealth of opportunity, allowing you to follow your interests while expanding your knowledge of new and compelling topics.

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Our courses have been developed by pioneering academics in partnership with industry, are guided by current research, and provide you with the skills and knowledge to excel in your chosen field.

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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 20

in the UK for Biological Sciences

Complete University Guide 2022

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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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.