About us

About us

The School of Life Sciences delivers a broad provision of science related academic themes including Biomedical Science, Sport and Exercise Science, Food and Nutrition, Sport Therapy and Forensic Science.

Our multidisciplinary courses focus on areas including the biological basis of human health and disease, analysis of the chemical composition of materials and the evaluation and defence of forensic evidence against legal challenge.

Courses also concentrate on the application of scientific principles to the way the body functions during sport and physical activity, prevention and treatment of injuries, food science, nutrition and diet-related health issues.

From specialised laboratories with a focus on experimentation and methodical analysis to our expert strength and conditioning suite, we believe in hands-on-learning and our facilities are the ideal environment for the study of life at every level.

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All undergraduate courses have an option of completing a sandwich or placement year in the UK or abroad. We have strong international links and recently the School has partially funded student visits to Argentina, India, Florida, Malawi and Dublin.

Discover how our staff and students in the School of Life Sciences are internationally focused.

Teaching is influenced not only by our provision of consultancy to external clients but our associated Faculty Research Centre, Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences, which achieved a REF2014 score in which the majority of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. 

Find out more information about our School of Life Sciences staff.

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As home to the largest selection of forward thinking vocational health and social care courses in the Midlands, we have a variety of specialised locations across campus to fulfil our students requirements.

Alison Gingell Building

Our multi-million pound Alison Gingell Building is an investment in the future of Science and Health. The building features state-of-the-art healthcare simulation and laboratories for students.

  • Ambulance Room
  • Sports Therapy Clinic
  • Running Track
  • Super-Lab for up to 240 Biomedical Science students
  • And more laboratories for areas including Biomechanics, Sport Science, and Chemistry

Find out more about the state-of-the-art facilities here.

The Sport Therapy Clinic provides advice, assessment and treatment for acute and long standing problems. It is run by final year Sports Therapy students under the supervision of qualified staff.

Our Strength and Conditioning Suite is used for many different scenarios, including individual and team coaching sessions, client assessments, and much more.

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