College of Life and Natural Sciences

Can you imagine a world without curiosity? No theory of evolution, no awareness of an infinite Universe, no DNA fingerprinting, no penicillin, no x-rays. The list is endless.

Awaken your natural curiosity

At the College of Life and Natural Sciences, our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional science courses are specially designed to fuel the minds of the passionately curious. Our expert staff are actively involved in research, and we encourage you to have an active mind at every stage of your learning journey.

Our research

We believe that applied research is an essential feature of a university like ours. All our research has a purpose, enabling us to really make a difference and directly helping organisations solve real-world problems.

We are active in a range of research areas including:

Research centre

Within the College of Life and Natural Sciences, we have the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC). The centre provides students, academics, government agencies and industry with exciting opportunities to contribute to urgent global challenges in climate change and sustainable development. We also have the Human Sciences Research Centre (HSRC). This centre is playing a crucial role in tackling disease, enhancing physical and mental wellbeing, supporting behaviour change and promoting quality of life across all ages, making a significant contribution to the healthy ageing agenda.

 Discover more about our research centres:

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