The School of Biological Sciences at UEA is a vibrant community, boasting state-of-art research facilities as well as modern teaching laboratories and is firmly embedded in the internationally renowned Norwich Research Park.
Our world-leading research covers the full spectrum of biology, from biomedicine and developmental biology to microbiology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) we achieved major gains in the rankings of all our research areas. 80% of our research output and 100% of our research environment and research impact was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.
We offer a broad range of courses and a high degree of flexibility for our students. This is one of the reasons that we have been consistently ranked among the top five Biology Departments in the National Student Survey. In 2014, Biology at UEA was ranked joint 1st among all mainstream English universities.
The quality of our teaching is reflected in the excellent rates of employment among our graduates, with 71% of our students finding graduate-level employment or pursuing postgraduate education six months after graduation.
Our academic researchers are at the forefront of their field – you can read about the School's research and teaching achievements in the 2013 BIO Report.
We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter which recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in higher education. We have already been awarded a bronze award and are in the process of applying for a silver award.