We are one of the leading research intensive biosciences departments in the UK and carry out research on animals, plants and microorganisms.
Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Our specialisms include cell & developmental biology, biotechnology, infection & immunity and evolutionary biology & biodiversity.
Explore our courses in Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences including placement year options.
We offer courses leading to an award of MSc or PhD in a number of specialist areas.
Read the key reasons to come and study biosciences with us.
We're building a major centre for evolution, named after Dr Jonathan Milner who donated £5 million towards its establishment.
Biochemistry student Kate Dicker describes how her placement at GeneSys Biotech Ltd has convinced her to pursue a lab-based career.
An international team of researchers, including from the Milner Centre for Evolution, has revealed the origins and evolution of animal body plans.
Dr Jody Mason from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry has been awarded almost £1M for a project looking at ways to target proteins linked to cancers.
Scientists have shed light on how a major cause of human and animal disease can jump between species, by studying its genes.
A biological switch that reliably turns protein expression on at will has been invented by University of Bath and Cardiff University scientists.
Learn how your school can get access to teaching resources and how to get one of our exhibits at your event or festival.
How we work with local schools and colleges to encourage under-represented students to apply to university.
Tobias Brady found his biochemistry placement invaluable to decide his future preferred way of working.
Biosciences graduate Alysia Hunt tells us how her degree helped prepare her for work as a Research Scientist at MARS Petcare UK.
Cassidy Bayley shares her experience applying to Bath from South Africa and studying in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry.