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The Department of Biological and Medical Sciences offers a research-led, dynamic and supportive environment in which to study, along with the unique benefits of the city of Oxford, a centre for scientific research and learning.

We offer a range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate courses alongside a growing number of research opportunities across a wide range of areas including plant and animal biology, biomedical science, cell and molecular biology, conservation and the environment.

Our courses are practically focused and designed to equip you with the necessary scientific and transferable skills required to work in today’s knowledge-driven global economy.

REF 2014

  • Top post '92 University Biological Sciences submission
  • 95% of research internationally recognised
  • Double the percentage 4* and treble the percentage 3* research compared to 2008, with 58% of research being world leading or internationally excellent
  • 80% of impact rated 3* or 4*


Ol Kinyei Conservancy Shortlisted as Protected Area

Ol Kinyei Conservancy Shortlisted as Protected Area

The Ol Kinyei conservancy in the Mara ecosystem in Africa has been shortlisted to join the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Green List of Protected Areas.

New exhibition displays the world through a microscope

New exhibition displays the world through a microscope

A new exhibition exploring the biological world using microscopes is opening in the Glass Tank on Monday 14 September.

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Events and open days

Upcoming open days

Undergraduate Open Days
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Saturday, 8 October 2016
Saturday, 5 November 2016

Upcoming events

Research Seminars