Biosciences 2018/19

  • Top 10 in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research
  • High-quality research supervision, with ongoing research worth more than £50 million
  • Research regularly published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Excellent facilities with a £25 million investment in state-of-the-art laboratories and platform technologies
  • High quality research supervision to develop and nurture the scientific potential of all graduates

Biosciences at the University of Exeter is a vibrant and rapidly expanding centre for research and teaching across a broad spectrum of 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 taught Masters programmes focusing on a range of discipline-specific and generic skills, designed to enhance your employability. We enjoy superb links with key external agencies, enabling you to benefit from direct links to relevant employment opportunities within the UK and abroad.

We provide state-of-the-art facilities for all students in Cornwall and Exeter. These include next-generation DNA sequencing and proteomics facilities, and an enhanced bioimaging suite in Exeter, and research laboratories, greenhouses and controlled environment rooms in Cornwall. The Centre for Ecology and Conservation in Cornwall, shares the campus with the University’s £30 million Environment and Sustainability Institute  – an interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into impacts of environmental change and the mitigation and management of its effects.

The new Living Systems Institute (LSI), which opened in September 2016, will pioneer novel approaches to understanding a broad spectrum of diseases and how they can be better diagnosed.