The school is constantly evolving and over the past recent years there have been a number of exciting developments. These include relocation of some of the research groups into state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the £25m Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, extensive redevelopment of our teaching and research facilities located at our City Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre sites, plus the establishment of a dedicated social and study facility for our postgraduate taught and research students.
In the Research Excellence Framework (2014), 95% of the school's research was deemed to be of international quality. We're ranked 9th in the UK for research power for our submission.
This high quality research informs all of our postgraduate taught course provision and our research groups continue to attract significant research funding from a variety of sources including the European Union, UK and US research councils (eg MRC, BBSRC, NIH USA).
The school incorporates multiple research groups with expertise in molecular and cellular microbiology (bacteriology and virology) and molecular and cellular medicine (human genetics, haematology, immunology, oncology and pathology). The school also hosts the Centre for Healthcare Associated Infections, which involves research staff from the NHS and seven schools across the University.
Our excellent research infrastructure, together with internationally acclaimed research active staff, ensures that our courses provide students with skills and knowledge fit to meet the demands of their future careers and studies. In addition to our extensive taught course portfolio, the school offers PhD and MRes research degrees.
We hope that you will find a postgraduate course that suits your needs and, hopefully, look forward to welcoming you as a future postgraduate student.