UK top 5 for biological research and No. 1 for biomedical research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

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

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Take the first step towards your degree

See what it's like to study in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at one of our University open days. Find out about our undergraduate courses, and meet our staff and students.

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Our commitment to gender equality

Our department has been awarded a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to promoting gender equality.

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Bacterial in-fighting provides new treatment

New research led by Dr Robert Fagan has discovered how C. difficile bacteria, a common cause of hospital infections, kill one another using specific molecular weapons and have managed to adapt them to create a potent antimicrobial treatment.

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Study with us

Our fascinating BSc courses and accredited MBiolSci degrees span the bioscience subjects of 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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