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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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Foundation degrees

Want to study a science degree but did not take the right A-levels or slightly missed the mark? Our Foundation Degrees will help.

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Undergraduate degrees

Gain an understanding of a science you love and train for a future career in various industries or academic research

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Postgraduate taught degrees

Study a masters degree in science (MSc) to give you a leg up in your career. We will give you more knowledge and more training in a specific area that you are passionate about.

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Postgraduate research degrees

Explore an area of Life Sciences that you love with our MRes and PhD opportunities.

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Our research

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


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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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