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Teaching Departments

Teaching Departments

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine has several departments in which you will study. Find out about each department by clicking the links in the table.


Strong expertise in the anatomical sciences, developmental biology, neuroscience and cell biology.



Studying the molecular basis of life through biological chemistry, metabolism, molecular biology, cell biology, molecular genetics, immunology, structural biology and systems biology.



Providing a rich environment for training medical students, biomedical scientists and clinical academics at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels.

test tube


Formed to coordinate the development and delivery of modules and programmes of study in this field of enquiry.

Pink tissues in test tube

Neuroscience Education

World-leading staff in a modern and multidisciplinary subject that examines the nervous system in detail.


Nutrition & Dietetics

Internationally renowned with a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon expertise in biochemistry, food science, medicine, physiology, social and environmental science.


Pharmacology & Therapeutics

An expanding science concerned with the study of drugs and how they work to combat disease, with strong links to industry.

lab student


Research-led, innovative teaching delivered by expert staff, complimented by contributions from healthcare specialists and industry leaders.

Rubber glove is laboratory


The study of how our bodies work, from single cell to whole organism, and how this is influenced by changes in the environment, ageing and disease.



Producing physiotherapists who are scientifically-oriented clinicians with transferable intellectual and practical skills, able to respond to the dynamic nature of the healthcare professions. 



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