School of Biosciences and Medicine

The School of Biosciences and Medicine is committed to the Athena SWAN principles, recognising that academia will achieve maximum potential by embracing diversity and combatting inequality.  We are proud to hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award and are working towards our Silver application.

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Our biosciences graduates have secured roles at multinational companies and prestigious institutions such as:

  • Procter & Gamble
  • Tesco
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Public Health England
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency

Welcome to the School of Biosciences and Medicine

Our mission is to improve human and animal health through top-ten teaching and world-leading discovery and translational research in biosciences and medicine.

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The Guardian: Want a good night's sleep? Spend less time with your phone, say scientists

Dr Simon Archer, University of Surrey comments on a new study linking increased screen time, particularly at bedtime to a poorer quality of sleep. 

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Number one for food sciences

Our food science programmes are ranked number one in the UK by both The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2018.

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Take a virtual tour of the Surrey Human Performance Institute

As a Sport and Exercise Sciences student you'll have access to the Surrey Human Performance Institute, which provides a range of physiological assessments to help people learn more about their health status and optimise their fitness and performance.

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Our news

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University of Surrey Professor receives prestigious award

A University of Surrey Professor has been awarded a prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society for his research on the biology of ribonucleic acid (RNA).

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Insufficient levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy detrimental to child development

Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition reports.

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Worldwide health authorities urged to rethink vitamin D guidelines following revolutionary study

Worldwide health authorities are being urged to rethink official guidance around vitamin D following the publication of a ground breaking study from the University of Surrey, which dispels the myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have the same nutritional value.  

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