School of Life Sciences

Welcome to the School of Life Sciences

We cover a wide spectrum of biological and medical sciences in both teaching and research. Expertise in the school spans molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, anatomy and zoology.

Our aim is to achieve excellence in education, both with our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and with the major contributions we make to professional courses in medicine, pharmacy and dietetics.

We also have a substantial research portfolio and strive to achieve research excellence across this range.

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Find out more about our academic research groups, get in touch about a research project, or find a supervisor for a bespoke PhD or MRes

100% of UoA24 (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism) and 84% of the UoA5 (Biological Sciences) research submitted to REF2021 was judged to be ‘world-leading’ (4*), or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

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Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN awards champion good working practices to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics. The school was awarded Athena SWAN Silver Status in 2013 and we successfully  renewed this in 2017.


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School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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