The School of Environment & Life Sciences is a thriving centre and each year welcomes approximately 300 students from countries across the world.
Our students benefit from purpose built facilities, including a variety of laboratories and lecture theaters. We have recently invested £3million in the development of a new, state-of-the-art integrated teaching laboratory- the Bodmer Lab. As well as this, students benefit from a host of industry standard instrumentation including cell culture facilities, FACS, MALDI-TOF, LC and GC mass spectrometry, FTIR and FTNMR spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Having access to industry standard technology means that upon graduation, our students are fully prepared and equipped to enter the workplace.
Many of our courses are accredited by leading industry associations in recognition of the quality of our curriculum. For example, our Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and other programmes are accredited by organisations such as the Royal Society of Biology and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Away from the campus, we offer a range of exclusive placement, research and training opportunities with leading companies and research institutes, all off which prepares our students to take leading roles within the scientific community.
Students of our wildlife courses can volunteer for zoological studies at sites including the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project in Borneo, while our biosciences students benefit from placements with organisations including GlaxoSmithKline, Astra Zeneca and the National Health Service.
Our lecturers are experienced professionals, practitioners and researchers, immersed and active in their chosen fields. Some of their current research projects investigate cancer therapeutics, parasitology, translational medicine, genomics, wildlife and fisheries management, socio-biology, remote sensing and spatial ecology. This means our students’ learning evolves right alongside current industry developments and is contemporary and relevant.
View our Google map which visualises our School's research collaborations across the globe.