The School of Life Sciences is part of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, the largest of the four colleges in the University, and renowned for its pioneering research, teaching and superb facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate study.


News and events

  • Cafe Scientifique

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    Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

  • Afternoon Visit

    Our next Afternoon Visit will be taking place on Wednesday, 6 August 2014. You can now register to attend this event by clicking here and following links.

  • School News and Events

    Open Day - 4 September 2013

    News stories relating to the School of Life Sciences


The aim of the School of Life Sciences is to be internationally recognised for the excellence of its teaching as reflected by:

  • The internationally diverse composition of the student body
  • Feedback from our students
  • The opinions of our External Examiners
  • Those published league tables that place emphasis upon teaching and the student experience.

The School aims to produce graduates with attributes that are sought by a wide range of employers within and beyond the Life Sciences sector. Our collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach to addressing the scientific challenges of this post-genomic and informatics age means that if you study with us, you can benefit from an exceptional choice of degree programmes that attracts students from across the globe.

In addition, the School aims to facilitate the development of research and scholarship activity amongst its staff, to strengthen linkages with Research Institutes in MVLS and other Colleges, and to further research-led approaches to teaching.