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Department of Biosciences

Welcome to the Department of Biosciences. The department delivers innovative, TEF Gold standard teaching and research in subjects including biomedical science, microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology and environmental biology, with a vibrant postgraduate and PhD research community.

Our courses are research-led which mean students receive first-class teaching experiences which is complemented by high-specification facilities, and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology. Our degrees offer flexibility and placement opportunities.

In the latest REF, our research achieved world-leading status and is considered internationally leading, delivering real-world impact cases in health and technologies. To maintain our excellence in research, multi-million pound investment in staff, facilities and buildings will help the department to continue to expand its research provision for the future. Our transnational research themes are centred on: cancer biology, immunology and therapeutics; diabetes, chronic diseases and ageing; antimicrobial resistance, omics and microbiota; health of the environment; bioinformatics and biomathematics; education, enhancement and evaluation research; and practice development.

Biosciences courses

At undergraduate level, our bioscience courses are your gateway to life as a scientist, and at postgraduate level, you’ll develop specialist knowledge and skills to create your own learning pathway.

PhD studentships

Come and be a part of our world-leading research, we'll support you through our researcher support programme that priorities your professional development, to be a future innovator.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU's research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.

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