The School of Life Sciences offers research expertise across a wealth of disciplines including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, ecology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular medicine, pharmacology and physiology. This large critical mass of researchers encourages interdisciplinary research and offers a productive environment for postgraduate training as reflected in our excellent reputation. We were ranked 9th in the UK for research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
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We offer both funded and self-funded options for students wishing to study postgraduate research in the school. Our postgraduate research opportunities encompass the school's research interests and strengths and align to our research themes.
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The school’s academics have extensive interactions with colleagues throughout the University and across the world, permitting a multidisciplinary and frequently international approach to research. The school hosts several specialist research facilities (including Deep Sequencing, fluorescence imaging and high throughput screening) to underpin research of the highest quality.
Our excellent research environment is supported by funding from the Research Councils, Medical Charities, UK Government, EU, and industry.