School of Biological Sciences

Leicester is globally recognised for its excellence in genetics and the discovery of DNA fingerprinting, but our world-class research spans the range of biosciences.

Our courses are delivered by pioneering experts, with specialisms in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Zoology, and Physiology with Pharmacology. We also offer medically-related degrees including Medical Biochemistry, Medical Genetics, Medical Microbiology, and Medical Physiology.


The University’s research is ranked 30 in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework 2021, according to analysis by Times Higher Education.

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