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Department of Biology

Biology - 94% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020

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The Department came first for research impact in Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014

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World-class science across the whole spectrum of modern biology, from ecology to biomedicine

COVID-19 update

The Department will be operating a full teaching schedule in 2020/21, from when our new academic year begins on 28 September. We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students whether on campus, online or a mix of the two. We are making plans to ensure we continue to provide a stimulating and engaging experience to suit all students' circumstances, even if these change through the academic year. On all our programmes we will continue to be a friendly community of staff and students, and to offer a supportive experience for students through well-designed teaching to provide theoretical and practical skills with a research-led ethos, in individual, small-group and large-group teaching formats, whether in person or online. Professor James Moir, Head of Department

Getting in touch

For specific email addresses for queries from prospective students, current students and staff please see our contacts page.

We're updating our Coronavirus webpages regularly with the latest information for prospective studentscurrent students and staff

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