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Biosciences at the University of Exeter

Dr Sarah Hodge discusses our postgraduate Biosciences programmes based on our Penryn Campus, Cornwall.

Biosciences at the University of Exeter is a vibrant and rapidly expanding centre for research and teaching across the biological sciences. Our students join a community of world-leading experts in subjects ranging from molecular biology to cellular and whole organism biology, to conservation, ecology, computational biology and biological chemistry.

As a highly research-active discipline, we are in an excellent position to offer postgraduate programmes focusing on a range of discipline specific and generic skills, designed to enhance your employability. We enjoy superb links with key external stakeholders such as: The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Rothamsted Research, the Met Office and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, enabling you to benefit from direct links to relevant employment opportunities within the UK and abroad.

We provide state-of-the-art facilities for our students in Penryn and Exeter: from next generation DNA sequencing and proteomics facilities, to an enhanced bioimaging suite as well as research laboratories, greenhouses and controlled environment rooms. Some academic members of Biosciences work in the interdisciplinary Living Systems Institute (LSI) at Exeter and the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at Penryn.

The LSI pioneers novel approaches to understanding a broad spectrum of diseases and how they can be better diagnosed. The £30m ESI leads research into solutions to problems of environmental change, improving people’s relationships with the environment.