Our teaching

Our teaching

We are a world-leading faculty within the life sciences thanks to our research impact and influence, subject diversity and teaching excellence. Your timetable will be composed of a vast range of exciting workshops, seminars and private study time. However, we also ensure you have time to pursue other interests such as clubs and societies.

Students in lab

Research-led teaching

As a Russell Group university, you’ll get the opportunity to share in the excitement of our cutting-edge research with internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of their fields.

Practical hands-on learning

Using our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, you will get the opportunity to conduct practical experiments that enhance the scientific theories you will learn in lectures. Working in small supervised groups, you’ll develop the essential skills necessary to compete for science-based careers.

Industry relevant course

Your learning will be directly influenced by industry, ensuring you develop all the relevant skills and training required by graduate bioscience employers.

Our Industrial Advisory Board gives employers the chance to shape the course and module content. All our MBiol and BSc Industrial Placement Year courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. 

Lectures and tutorials

Our modern lecture theatres are equipped with the latest audiovisual and computer-based teaching technologies. With over £2m invested in new state-of-the-art capture and multimedia management systems, you can access video and audio recordings of many of your lectures and activities through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Small-group teaching tutorials encourage the development of essential transferable skills necessary for your future career.

Science and society

As part of your final-year research project, you can take part in the Science and Society initiative.

Students are invited to take research conundrums and ethical dilemmas into schools for pupils to grapple with, engaging young people with the Faculty’s research whilst also developing key skills.