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Life, the Universe and everything in between – our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.
We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food, and Ecosystem Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Veterinary Science.
This depth of knowledge positions the faculty to better understand, explore and impact our world and humanity, within a truly comprehensive Faculty of Science.
Explore our vast range of research areas and see how we’re addressing major societal issues from climate change and food supply to animal disease and genetics.
Our research in the biological sciences focuses on two domains: the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology domain and the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology domain.
Whether we are researching advanced materials and nanoscience, biological and medicinal chemistry or physical and theoretical chemistry, this research field is an ever-present and vital tool for shaping the research and technologies of tomorrow.
Research in this area is broad and multidisciplinary – different research groups may be integrating climate science and meteorology and atmospheric science, archaeology and environmental geoscience and many other combinations.
Drawing on the biological, physical, mathematical and computational sciences, in tandem with the natural and social sciences of geography, this field's main areas of research are ecology and ecosystems, physical processes, environmental change and enabling technologies.
Combining human geography, physical geography and environmental policy and politics, our research makes an important contribution to creating more just societies and more sustainable environments.
From pure mathematics to data science and mathematical biology, our world-leading researchers work to conceive, ask and answer fundamental questions about life, the universe and everything.
Our researchers are pioneers in a diverse range of cutting-edge fields – from cosmology and astrophysics, to nanoscience, to quantum mechanics and theoretical particle physics.
Helping to solve pressing global issues such as animal health and welfare, parasitology, virology, and bioinformatics.