College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Dedicated to exploring and learning about the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences uses training, fieldwork and excellent facilities to enable students to learn generic and discipline-specific skills while studying exciting topics – ranging from ecology through to cancer research and forensic psychology.  
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Undergraduate study

High quality, specialist programmes underpinned by world-leading research.

Postgraduate study

Excellent opportunities through links with healthcare, industry and government; both UK and overseas.

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Links to research centres, school research and our scientific research facilities

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Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread
Description
Dr Nick Loman and Doctoral Researcher Josh Quick of the School of Biosciences are co-authors of an important article about the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in the 20th April issue of Nature.
Date:
24 April 2017

PhD student awarded grant for European conference

PhD student awarded grant for European conference
Description
PhD student Jayne Trickett has been awarded a European Sleep Research Society meeting travel grant to attend and present a poster at the Sleep and Breathing 2017 conference this month in Marseille.
Date:
13 April 2017

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins
Description
Professor Richard Butler has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses a new species of Triassic reptile, Teleocrater rhadinus, which fundamentally challenges the status quo of dinosaur origins.
Date:
12 April 2017

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs
Description
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Date:
12 April 2017
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