Department of Biology and Biochemistry

We are an internationally recognised centre of excellence in both research and teaching, aiming to provide our students and researchers with a stimulating and inspirational multidisciplinary environment in which they can achieve their ambitions.

Top reasons to study here

  • A world-class University in a World Heritage city.
  • Excellent teaching and research facilities.
  • Supported by internationally recognised supervisors.



The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966 and is ranked 1st for course satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2016).

Approaching our 50th year, Bath is well established as a nurturing environment for enterprising minds.


The University offers a broad range of Masters courses and research degrees. Subjects include engineering, design, humanities, social science, management and science.

Our academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving our students the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.


87% of our research is world leading (according to REF 2014) so your studies will be informed by some of the most exciting and innovative ideas across all fields.

Ranking 12th in the research quality ranking of UK universities, excluding specialist institutions, we carry out research that makes a difference to society - from developing new drugs to cure breast cancer, working with Ford to develop fuel-efficient engines, to the Queen’s Anniversary Prizewinning research into child poverty.


With a tradition of building strong links with private businesses, partnerships and the public sector, our graduates enjoy some of the highest rates of employment and starting salaries in the UK.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The University boasts a vibrant international student community. Over 100 nationalities are represented among our 3,500 international students. We know that moving to a new country and experiencing a different culture can be challenging. Here at Bath our International Student Advice Team can help to settle you in, including an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students relax into life in the UK.

Bath is a cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage and is only one of three cities in the world to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Small enough to explore on foot, you can discover its beautiful stone buildings and the natural hot springs which gave the city its name.

Housing services

The University’s purpose built campus is set in attractive rural grounds overlooking the historic city of Bath. The campus has all the local amenities you could ask for including lecture halls, library, shops, banks and a post office are on campus, just a five minute walk from your accommodation.

Library services

Our 24 hour library plays an essential role in your learning. Situated at the heart of the campus (number one on the campus map on page 89), it has a variety of study spaces for group, individual and quiet work, so you can find a place to study at a time that suits you.

Over 360,000 books, over 400,000 e-books, over 21,000 electronic journals and 525 print journal titles.

ICT services

We know that developing your IT skills is crucial to your studies so we offer IT skills training courses in packages such as Microsoft Office and EndNote. If you have any problems, then our free and friendly Help Desk will answer your questions via online, telephone or face to face.

Medical services

As Bath is a campus university, the University Medical Centre and Dental Practice are right on your doorstep, providing a wide range of NHS services, so register when you get here.

If you have a disability then our Disability Service provides advice and support for students with a disability or Specific Learning Difficulty.

Student Life

Campus life

Our vibrant campus, and location right on the edge of the city of Bath, provide superb sporting, social and cultural opportunities, and was named The Times and Sunday Times Best Campus University 2014.

We have invested over £100 million in our campus on new student accommodation, new facilities for the arts, new academic buildings and a new Olympic quality swimming pool situated in the stunning Sports Training Village, which is home to medal-winning Olympic athletes, and is open to students for elite and recreational sport.

Sports facilities

The £30 million Sports Training Village was officially opened by Princess Anne in 2004

The extensive facilities can cater for over 50 sports!

Unique to the UK is the Push Start track that serves GB Bobsleigh and Skeleton GB. The latter team having medaled at the last 3 Games culminating in Gold for Amy Williams in Vancouver.

Contrary to an urban myth which claims the pool falls short of the Olympic Pool length, due to the designers not taking into account the width of the pool tiles, we can proudly declare that it is 'bang on' 50m long!

Student clubs

The Students' Union is run by students for students; everything is driven by what students want.

Every student is a member of the union.

The union represents all students of the University, locally and nationally.

The union is independent from the University and offers free, confidential support on any issues students have, from troubles with your course to support with personal issues.

There are over 150 student groups to get involved in, including academic reps, support groups (including LGBT, postgraduates, disabled students, student parents), sports, societies and volunteering.

Bath, England, United Kingdom


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