School of Life Sciences


The School’s academic themes are Biomolecular Science, Sport and Exercise and Therapy and Food and Nutrition. Research from our associated Faculty Research Centre; Applied Biological and Exercise Sciences, informs our teaching and the majority of our teaching staff are fellows or senior fellows of the Higher Education Academy. The Faculty Research Centre achieved a REF2014 score where the majority of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.

We consistently receive excellent scores in the National Student Survey (NSS) and in individual subject tables.

In January 2017 we will be moving to our purpose built Science and Health Building, which will feature ‘Superlabs’ and an indoor running track.

Our courses include:


  • Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)
  • Biological and Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons)
  • Biomedical Science/Applied Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
  • Food and Nutrition BSc (Hons)
  • Human Biosciences BSc (Hons)
  • Medical and Pharmacological Sciences BSc (Hons)
  • Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
  • Sport Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Science MSc
  • Biotechnology MSc
  • Biotechnology Management MBA
  • Molecular Biology MSc
  • Pharmacology and Drug Discovery MSc
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition MSc
  • Strength and Conditioning MSc
  • Clinical Physiotherapy MSc (MS Ramaiah)

New opportunities

Unfortunately we do not have any posts available at the moment, however we are keen to hear from talented academics and leaders who would be interested in joining our team. Please contact us.