Biomedical Sciences Research Complex

School of Biology

The School of Biology at the University of St Andrews is one of the leading departments of biology in the UK. Our fifty academic staff deliver the highest quality of teaching and research within diverse fields of biology. To embrace this diversity, we offer several different degree programmes, including biochemistry, cell biology, ecology & conservation and marine biology as well as general biology, and additional joint degree options. The flexible structure of our degrees means that students do not need to specialise until the end of their second year, so there is plenty of time to develop particular skills and interests.

The School of Biology provides a unique and supportive environment for scholarship amid a beautiful setting for university life. Our research teams are at the forefront of many of the latest advances in biology. There are four major research groups within the School: biomolecular sciences, cell & systems biology, evolution, ecology & animal behaviour, and marine biology. We also have several interdisciplinary research centres and institutes creating strong cooperative links with the Schools of Chemistry, Psychology, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics. The School of Biology at the University of St Andrews is recognised as a centre of excellence at an international level and is involved in many ongoing trans-national research programmes.

For more information, visit the School of Biology website.