Biological sciences

About us

Plymouth offers a friendly, exciting and supportive place to study Biological Sciences. Our staff are world-leading experts who are passionate and committed to both their research and teaching. A key strength is our location on the border of Devon and Cornwall, with easy access to a variety of fascinating ecosystems - ranging from heath and agricultural land through to rocky shores and estuaries. Our collective research expertise is broad - from biochemistry, microbiology and ecotoxicology, to ecology, animal behaviour and evolution.

Undergraduate study in the School of Biological Sciences

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Annual Plymouth Linnean Lecture

This year’s invited speaker is Professor Nick Davies FRS (Professor of Behavioural Ecology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Pembroke College). Professor Davies’ talk is entitled ‘Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature'

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Our research

The Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre (MBERC)

Members of the MBERC address a broad range of research questions, from the effects of environmental stress on microbes and developing embryos to the management of large scale impacts, such as global climate change
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Cognition Institute

An innovative interdisciplinary research environment, which brings together researchers from a broad range of disciplines toward the understanding of human cognition.
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