About us

Here in Life Sciences, we have a long and successful history of providing a stimulating environment for study, and have been recognised for our excellence in teaching.

Our programmes

We offer a broad selection of Biosciences undergraduate degrees including Animal Science, Biology, Biomolecular Science, Ecology and Plant Science. Also in the section, we offer a Human Biology undergraduate degree.

We also offer MPhil/PhD research in Biological Sciences, spanning all biological levels from molecular analyses to ecosystem study.

Supportive environment

Whether you join us as an undergraduate, or as a postgraduate researcher, you will be supported by a friendly and welcoming team of staff dedicated to helping you achieve your very best. We all share a passion for Life Sciences, and hope that you too will share our passion for learning and sharing knowledge with others.

Research-led teaching

Research is fundamental to everything we do. Our research informs our teaching and we believe it is a vital aspect of intellectual development. Indeed, we have developed a number of key research areas, some of which have gained national and international standing.

Bridging the gap

We strive to bridge the gap between research and teaching. As such we put research and research-like activities at the heart of our curriculum, with a focus on students learning in an active manner and contributing to the research we carry out. In this way, our students don’t just receive knowledge – they actively collaborate in the production of knowledge.

To this end we encourage and support students to be involved with research both within Life Sciences, and with external partners. Over recent years this has involved students being supported by funding from within the University and from external bodies such as Nuffield Foundation, the Genetics Society and Kent Wildlife Trust.

Discover more

To find out more about Life Sciences, please visit the links down the left hand side of the page. Alternatively you can browse our online prospectus, or visit our undergraduate courses page for further information.

Biosciences was ranked joint 1st in the UK for helping students to improve their academic performance or results.

The Guardian 2018 League Table

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