School of Biosciences and Medicine

Learn with us

Discover the high-quality, relevant, research-informed education and professional development opportunities we offer in the fields of biosciences and medicine, food, nutrition and dietetics and sports and exercise sciences.

Our links with industry help us to shape programmes that will equip our graduates with skills and knowledge needed to make an impact in the workplace, whether that be at the end of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or on completion of a continuing professional development opportunity.

We continually invest in facilities, such as the £10 million Engineering for Health building and employ academic staff who are committed and passionate about delivering a high-quality student experience.

Our rankings

National league tables rank our undergraduate programmes highly:


  • 7th - the Guardian University Guide 2017
  • 7th - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

Food, nutrition and dietectics

  • 1st - The Complete University Guide 2017
  • 1st - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

Sports and Exercise Sciences

  • 7th - The Complete University Guide 2017

Learning and teaching

We strive for excellence in learning and teaching delivery and in the student experience itself. We are always ready to implement, when and where appropriate, new technologies and approaches that provide the best possible student experience.

We also pride ourselves on the amount of practical laboratory experience we provide to our students. In this regard, we are building a teaching laboratory in the University’s new Engineering for Health building.

Explore our teaching in detail

Learn more about our undergraduate teachingpostgraduate taughtpostgraduate research and continuing professional development programmes.

You can also get more information on our employability record, Professional Training experience and the laboratories we have for students to work in.

Find out what happens during a microbial and cellular sciences teaching session in one of our biosciences laboratories.