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

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham
Description
Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
16 February 2017

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16 February 2017

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma
Description
Dr Damian Cruse has been awarded a Medical Research Council New Investigator Grant of £750,000 to investigate consciousness and cognition in acute post-traumatic coma, and explore more accurate markers of diagnosis as well as potential for recovery.
Date:
14 February 2017

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated
Description
New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.
Date:
30 January 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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