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 2018 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

Press release

Surrey team wins funding for experiments that could help humans adapt better to space

Scientists from the University of Surrey have won funding from the UK Space Agency to develop microgravity experiments that could lead to humans becoming better adapted to living in space. 

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My postdoctorate research experience - Dr Piyali S Basu, tuberculosis researcher

"The research culture we have at Surrey is supportive, sociable and inspiring which makes a staggering difference to my perspective, outlook and motivation."

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My postdoctorate research experience - Dr Jonathon Betts, antimicrobial resistance

"I decided to undertake research at Surrey, as I wanted to be part of an institution with strong core values that I believe in and be part of the dynamic research group led by Professor La Ragione."

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