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.

 

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

Exercise as Medicine teaching pioneered with medics

Exercise as Medicine teaching pioneered with medics
Description
With over a third of adults in the West Midlands insufficiently 'active' and an irrefutable evidence base regarding the benefits of physical activity, more than 350 third-year medical students will be educated on the health benefits of 'Movement as Medicine' by staff from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences this February.
Date:
12 February 2016

Attachment in children living in alternative care

Attachment in children living in alternative care
Description
Manuela Garcia Quiroga, PhD student in the School of Psychology, has recently published a paper which suggests that the attachment bond which children in alternative care establish for their carers, differs from that of the attachment established by family-raised children.
Date:
11 February 2016

China accused of state sponsored doping

China accused of state sponsored doping
Description
In case you missed it, one of China's most famous athletes, Wang Junxia has admitted doping in a letter she and other athletes wrote in 1998.
Date:
11 February 2016

The brain mechanisms that facilitate episodic memory

The brain mechanisms that facilitate episodic memory
Description
A new study paper, co-authored by Dr Simon Hanslmayr, has suggested how opposing brain mechanisms might facilitate episodic memory. 
Date:
08 February 2016
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Students and staff describe what happens during the week-long Adaptation to aquatic environments fieldtrip, a second-year fieldtrip for BSc Biological Sciences students at the School of Biosciences

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