Skip to main content

Department of Life Sciences

The department aims to deliver excellence in research and teaching across the spectrum of Life Sciences, covering biosciences, pharmacy and pharmacology.

Research with Impact

Our research is helping to change the world for the better. We work in partnership to help create a healthier, more sustainable and connected future for us all.

Latest news

Read about the latest research news and press releases from the Department.

Undergraduate study

Find out about our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate study

Find out about our master's courses, PhD degrees, and taught postgraduate courses for practising pharmacists.

People, equality and diversity

We are firmly committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome a diverse population of both students and staff.

Our research

Our research spans a diverse range of areas, from drug discovery science and healthcare, to evolutionary biology and biodiversity.


Advancing knowledge and delivering products and solutions with medical, industrial and agricultural impact, via study and use of molecules, cells and organisms.

Evolution and biodiversity

Applying evolutionary concepts to fundamental questions in biology with a drive to address real world challenges through research, education, and outreach.

School outreach activities

Details on how we engage with schools and communities.

About us

Five cross-disciplinary research themes are prioritised: biodiversity and evolution; biotechnology; cells, development and disease; microbiology, infection & inflammation; and diagnostics, therapeutics and patient care. These themes bridge across the Department, enabling new opportunities for wider collaboration and to define a new vision of Life Sciences.

Contact us

Ask us more details about our courses and research, and keep up-to-date through social media.