UK top five for biological research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We're deepening human understanding of organisms, ecosystems and the interdependencies of life to build a sustainable future.

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Take the first step towards your degree

Find out what it's like to study in Animal and Plant Sciences. Explore our web pages to discover our undergraduate courses, and read some student stories to see what our current students and graduates think.

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Help us discover why birds are so colourful

We want you to help Dr Gavin Thomas and his research group to build the most comprehensive database of animal colour information ever compiled.

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Postgraduate scholarships

We have over 100 scholarships available to fund talented new postgraduate students in 2018. Find out if you're eligible for a scholarship worth £10,000. Government loans of over £10,000 are also available.

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Study with us

Learn from leading scientists and discover how life works. Our overseas field courses will give you the ultimate study experience in biology, ecology, plant sciences and zoology.

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World-class research

We're one of the UK's leading centres for research in the life sciences. Our work spans the Arctic and the tropics, single cells and entire ecosystems.

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Partnerships with industry and other organisations help us use our research to tackle global problems. For example, we're collaborating with international partners to safeguard the world's most endangered birds.

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Bird conservation