Cardiff School of Biosciences
Cardiff has a large and successful School of Biosciences which is one of the leading centres of its type in the UK.
It has achieved outstanding results in the external assessments of its teaching and research activities. The teaching has been independently assessed as Excellent, the highest rating possible and, in the most recent national assessment of research quality, the School achieved a top Grade 5 research ranking. This indicates that it is undertaking research work of international excellence. The high quality of the research contributes significantly to the teaching in the School. Students are taught in a research environment and benefit from the expertise of researchers who are working at the forefront of knowledge. Laboratory work forms an integral part of all the courses giving you the essential hands-on practical experience of modern scientific techniques.
The School is located in the magnificent setting of Cathays Park and one a few minutes walk from the city centre. It is equipped with modern laboratories, its own libraries, a teaching and learning resource centre and its own Field Studies Centre (at Newbridge on Wye.) The School has a total student population of over 1,200 and takes in around 320 new students each year. The School has around 100 academic staff including 25 professors, internationally renowned in their areas of expertise. Although the School is large it is not impersonal and benefits from a friendly and supportive atmosphere.