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We study life at the molecular level. We're finding exciting new approaches in biology and training a new generation of highly skilled scientists.

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As a member of the Russell Group, our commitment to teaching excellence and world-class research will help you reach your true potential. Apply now for clearing or adjustment. Your accommodation is guaranteed.


The truth is out there: scientists unlock X-Files DNA mystery

Scientists have unlocked a crucial part of the mystery as to how our DNA can replicate and repair itself – something which is essential for all life forms.

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Training the next generation of bioscientists

Get your career off to a great start with our brand new MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology course.

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Our fascinating BSc courses and accredited MBiolSci degrees span biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. MSc students come from all over the world to learn the latest advanced lab skills.

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World class research

We use the latest technology to better understand the molecular basis of human health and the environment. You can join us by applying for one of our PhD research or fellowship opportunities.

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Our staff and students have a wide range of industrial links, and are actively involved in taking our science to schools and the public. Read more here.

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