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.

Our research

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

Latest news

Doctoral trainee publishes research into care-leavers mental health

Doctoral trainee publishes research into care-leavers mental health
Description
Sarah Butterworth, second-year trainee on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate course in the School of Psychology, has published a paper looking at the perspectives of young people transitioning out of social care services in the West Midlands.
Date:
07 December 2016

Birmingham and Indian scientists meet to investigate air pollution causes

Birmingham and Indian scientists meet to investigate air pollution causes
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are in Delhi and working with their Indian counterparts to help young researchers better understand the causes, sources and effects of pollution in India and the UK.
Date:
02 December 2016

Study reveals mRNA's 'fifth nucleotide' role in determining sex in fruit flies

Study reveals mRNA's 'fifth nucleotide' role in determining sex in fruit flies
Description
A new paper from the Soller lab published in Nature shows that methyl marks on adenosines (m6A) of mRNA are required for robust alternative splicing of the Drosophila sex determination gene Sex lethal.
Date:
02 December 2016

Leam Craig appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Leam Craig appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Description
In October Professor Leam Craig was appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) in recognition of his contributions to the social sciences.
Date:
30 November 2016
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