The School of Natural Sciences is a distinctive and distinguished academic arena that explores the complex and challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours, technologies, biological, environmental and aquatic systems.
World-leading original, significant and rigorous research is found in all of our academic disciplines (Research Assessment Exercise).
Students are at the heart of our academic community; with students from five continents and amongst the strongest intellectual environments and supportive supervisors in the UK (International Student Barometer) we offer a vibrant intellectual environment in which to study.
The School brings together four academic Divisions and our supporting External Facilities:
Our approach is explicitly inter-disciplinary and developed through the power of mathematics, modelling and computing science technologies. Research is problem focused and internationally recognised for its quality and relevance (the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise).
Working with businesses and public service organisations, our research contributes tangible and practical outcomes to a range of issues from improving fish farm productivities in developing countries, through conserving endangered species, to working out how best to live with rapid environmental and social changes.
Our teaching programmes focus on real-life issues and offer strong theoretical frameworks with rigorous training in field, laboratory and numerical skills. With opportunities to study abroad and flexible programme options, graduates from our BSc programmes are highly valued by employers in all parts of the world.