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, the Royal Society of Biology and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management. 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.

Research themes are supported by high-calibre postgraduate students, technicians, postdoctoral research fellows and independent research fellows, as well as aligned academic staff, on Clifton Campus. The Department of Biosciences provides a wealth of opportunities and support for our students at all levels: the question is, will your future start with us?

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Featured Facility

Rosalind Franklin Building

If you're studying bioscience, chemistry or forensic science here at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), get hands-on experience in some of the very best teaching and research laboratories in the UK - from your very first day.

You'll take your first exciting steps towards becoming a real scientist in this building named after the British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin.

Take a virtual tour to experience a superlab first-hand.

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Top 20 UK university for Bioscience - Guardian University League Table 2020