UK number one for medical research and top five for biological research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our acclaimed research deepens understanding of medical conditions and improves treatments. Our excellent teaching and sense of community mean our students love their time with us.

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Breakthroughs by our researchers help enable new treatments, improve care and prolong life – find out what you could learn from them.

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Developing novel gels to improve stem cell research

A range of novel gels that will improve the quality, storage, transportation and reliability of stem cells is being developed by a team of biologists and polymer chemists.

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Can social stress can affect genes?

BMS and Bateson Centre member, Dr Vincent Cunliffe to lead pioneering collaboration between biologists and social scientists to explore how social stress affects genes.

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With one of the UK's only undergraduate courses to include human dissection, and our three specialist masters degrees, we'll give you the skills employers need.

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World-class research

We're helping discover new drugs while working to combat deafness and Parkinson's. By doing a PhD, you can join one of our groundbreaking research centres.

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We develop solutions with industrial partners to solve major healthcare challenges. Read about some of our work on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

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