About us

About us

Our department consists of a community of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students and staff who work together to deliver academically challenging vocationally-focused courses in Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Sciences.  

Our courses are delivered in a supportive research informed environment and prepare students for a range of careers in the life sciences and chemistry sectors by developing students' understanding of the latest techniques and knowledge, so that upon graduation they can contribute to the wealth and health of the nation. 

Our teaching of scientific theory and its application is underpinned by practical classes in our extensive laboratories. The programmes we deliver also emphasise the development of personal and professional skills required for graduate level employment.

Our staff are research active and passionate about passing on their love of science to both students and the general public. We consistently perform highly in student satisfaction, reflecting the dedication and commitment of our staff in providing high quality courses in a supportive learning environment. 

Staff are research active and carry out research within the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre.

Athena Swan Silver award

Athena Swan Silver Award

The department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, celebrating our commitment to addressing gender inequality in higher education by demonstrating best practice in areas such as recruitment, retention, career progression and the work environment. We first achieved this award in 2012, and it was renewed for a further four years in November 2015 and November 2019.

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