Puffin, image taken in a field trip

Life Sciences

From animal behaviour, marine biology and zoology, biomedical science, forensic science and crime and investigative studies, we’ll help you develop your practical skills and knowledge, encouraging your passions for applied sciences. The School of Life Sciences has a wide range of courses using applied science to give you a great mix of hands-on and theoretical learning.

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Many of our undergraduate courses offer you the opportunity to take a placement between years 2 and 3 of your degree. It's a great way to gain knowledge and contacts.

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