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REFNumber 1 in the UK for research excellence

We're number one in the UK for the impact and quality of our medical research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We're in the top five for our biological science research.

Our research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We're one of the most successful bioscience research departments in the country. With our research partners in the UK and around the world, we're developing new approaches to some of the most important questions affecting us today. Our research impacts on many areas, including human health, industry, manufacturing and the environment. Our reputation for excellence attracts staff and students from all over the world.

About us

Undergraduate degrees

Image: two students in labJoin a friendly and inspiring community of experts. We offer a wide range of three-year and four-year degrees in biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology.

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Our research

Image: researchOur world class research spans many areas, from plant biology to structural biology, from bacterial pathogenicity and green technology to mammalian cell biology and genetic instability.

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Postgraduate courses

Image: postgraduate studentsWe have an extensive PhD programme and a postgraduate taught degree. Our graduates are in demand throughout the UK and across the world.

Masters degrees

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