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

Birmingham ranked 5th in the World for Sports-Related subjects

Birmingham ranked 5th in the World for Sports-Related subjects
Description
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 reveal that Birmingham is the fifth best university on the planet at which to study sports-related subjects.
Date:
09 March 2017

Register for our MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons

Register for our MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons
Description
The first-of-its-kind MOOC in "Outstanding Physical Education Lessons", from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, begins on 13 March 2017.
Date:
02 March 2017

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work
Description
A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow – and that it was added later to correspond with the time of his best friend's death over a year later.
Date:
20 February 2017

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome
Description
A new study conducted by Dr Clare Eddy and Dr Peter Hansen may help to explain the social content and emotional tone of many tics and compulsive urges in Tourette Syndrome (TS) patients.
Date:
17 February 2017
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BSc Physiotherapy students at the University of Birmingham describe their experiences of the course and the clinical placements they undertake.

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