Facilities

Facilities

Biomedical science is a practical subject, so we make sure that you have all the space and equipment you need to develop the skills of a professional scientist. Our department is made up of dedicated teaching laboratories in the Perak Building, teaching rooms and research laboratories in the Florey Building and Alfred Denny Building, all centred around the quad of Firth Court, the historic home of the University of Sheffield. It's all just across the road from the Students' Union.

Teaching laboratories

During your degree you'll spend a lot of time in our specialist teaching labs in the Perak Building. This is where you'll learn the practical science skills you'll need throughout your course, under the supervision of our dedicated teaching staff. You'll also have human anatomy classes in the Medical Teaching Unit, where you'll perform a full cadaveric dissection in your second year.

Facilities - teaching lab

Lecture and tutorial spaces

Lectures take place in lecture theatres across the University campus, close to the accommodation and Students' Union. They are recorded so you can return to them later. You'll also have small group teaching sessions in our seminar rooms and staff offices, so you can look at problems more closely, and there are meeting rooms you can book to work on group projects with other students.

Facilities - tutorial

Research facilities

If you do one our MBiomedSci degrees, half of your final year is dedicated to a major independent research project. You'll be embedded in one of our world-class research groups, with access to the state-of-the-art specialist equipment used by professional researchers.

The Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience scheme gives you the chance to complete a summer placement in one of these labs, working closely with our research staff.

Facilities - research lab

Independent study spaces

Bookable computers are available in the department. There are also 1,600 computers available through the University's library services, including at The Diamond and the Information Commons which are open to all students 24/7. The University of Sheffield's state-of-the-art library services were voted joint first in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.

Facilities - The Diamond