College of Life and Environmental Sciences

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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.

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

Latest news

The secret language of fat

The secret language of fat
Description
Dr Vikki Burns, a Reader in Science Education in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, took part in FameLab 2014 with her 3-minute video about fat
Date:
25 August 2015

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Date:
25 August 2015

New research sheds light on end of Snowball Earth period

New research sheds light on end of Snowball Earth period
Description
The second ice age during the Cryogenian period was not followed by the sudden and chaotic melting-back of the ice as previously thought, but ended with regular advances and retreats of the ice, according to research published by scientists from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences in the journal Nature Geoscience today (24 August 2015).
Date:
24 August 2015

Ageing muscles: can an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Description
It doesn't take a scientist to tell you that as we get older, our bodies tend to become smaller, weaker and frailer.
Date:
20 August 2015
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