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

New treatment manual for alcohol and drug use intervention

New treatment manual for alcohol and drug use intervention
Description
Dr Hermine L. Graham, Honorary Lecturer and Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the School of Psychology, has recently published a book which looks at alcohol and drug use intervention.
Date:
12 January 2017

Taking a new look at chimpanzees and bonobos

Taking a new look at chimpanzees and bonobos
Description
Dr Zanna Clay, Marie Curie Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, and Thibaud Gruber (University of Neuchâtel) have published a paper which updates existing knowledge of chimpanzees and bonobos, and assesses their major similarities and differences.
Date:
06 January 2017

Open for registrations! New MOOC in Youth Football Coaching

Open for registrations! New MOOC in Youth Football Coaching
Description
New MOOC beginning on 30 January 2017, a first of its kind in focusing on youth football coaches. Delivered through a collaborative partnership between the University of Birmingham and The Football Association (FA) it will help you become a confident developer of creative players and teams.
Date:
05 January 2017

Chimpanzees are 'indifferent' when it comes to altruism

Chimpanzees are 'indifferent' when it comes to altruism
Description
New research into chimpanzees suggests that, when it comes to altruistically helping a fellow chimpanzee, they are 'indifferent'.
Date:
20 December 2016
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