It's an exciting time to be part of this fascinating area of study. Located in the School of Biological Sciences, we are one of the largest schools at the University. Two-thirds of our research is rated "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" (REF 2014) and it covers a wide spectrum of biology – from the cell right through to communities and ecosystems. We specialise in structure-function relationships of biomolecules and we use computational approaches and bioinformatics to complement our research. We give you the opportunity to ask questions and develop skills by doing experiments at the laboratory bench, with the chance to contribute to real-world research projects in your final year of study. You can spend your third year on a placement year with an external organisation to apply your academic knowledge in a practical working environment, and gain inspiration for future career pathways.