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With courses accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), your career prospects will be blossom if you study Life Sciences with ƹƵ. Our teaching staff are active in research, which will enhance your learning by exposing you to the latest advances in a range of areas. You’ll also work in our cutting-edge, purpose-built laboratory facilities, to further aid your learning. Forensic Science students have access to our scene-of-crime room, where you can investigate realistic crime scenes: dust for fingerprints; take swabs; and gather important evidence.

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Why study in the School of Life Sciences?

  • You benefit from the specialist equipment and facilities in our £40m STEM building, built in 2019
  • Our students have won Best Performing Student by both the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB)
  • Our academics are involved in real-world research, leading the way in areas such as COVID-19 testing technology, autoimmune disease, obesity, cancer pathways and global food security
  • Our staff’s research expertise feeds directly back into their teaching, creating a vibrant, practice-based learning environment
  • We work with leading employers including Glaxo Smith Kline, Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Nelson’s Natural Healthcare and Cellmark Forensics to make sure our forward-thinking courses are aligned to both the needs of industry and society




We offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and funding, including our Merit Scholarship, worth £2,400* over three academic years, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 120 UCAS tariff points or more.

We’re keen on supporting each and every one of our students at ƹƵ so, if you aren’t eligible for the Merit Scholarship, our Bursary will give you £1,000* over three academic years or £1,300* if you are taking your course over four academic years.

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