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School of Biological Sciences

A student in lab coat and protective glasses collects a scientific sample from a large, green grass-like plant.

We’re tackling some of the world’s greatest life science challenges from food security to the impacts of climate change. Our education, research and enterprise activities are grounded in academic excellence.

Whether it's creating wildlife corridors to protect jaguars in Belize or harnessing the antimicrobial properties of copper, our impact goes far beyond the lab. We share our passion for discovery to inspire and nurture the bioscientists of the future. We work with other disciplines and universities, and bring expertise to industry and community partnerships. We're based in a £50 million life science building which is home to a host of facilities.

Our school

Get a feel for biological sciences at Southampton by exploring our degrees and courses, research, news, events and policies.
Biological sciences research groups
Our groups, centres and institutes

Research groups, centres and institutes bring together specialists to share knowledge and solve problems.

We're also one of the main research partners in the National Biofilms Innovation Centre.

Purpose-built life science building

Outstanding laboratories and facilities with the latest equipment.

Silver Athena SWAN award

We're committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment

Strong links with business and industry

We join forces with local authorities, government and sectors from food to pharmaceuticals.

Contact us

School of Biological Sciences reception

Get in touch, we're happy to help
Life Sciences Building (building 85), Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time.

The Student Hub: 24/7 support

The Student Hub can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by online chat, email or telephone.
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