University of Edinburgh School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is at the leading edge of biological research and innovation. We are one of the largest centres of biological science in the UK, and are ranked 1st in Scotland, 4th in the UK and 19th in the world in the 2013 QS world university rankings.

University of Edinburgh School of Biological Sciences

Our research ranges from fundamental biology through to biomedical and industrial applications. We offer a wide choice of taught degree programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The School includes more than 120 Principal Investigators, both academic teaching staff and independently-funded senior research fellows. Around 400 research assistants and research technicians work with these Principal Investigators. Some 90 administrative and technical staff support the School's academic activities.

The School offers a programme of support and development opportunities for early-career researchers (postgraduate and postdoctoral research staff and personal fellowship holders). We are committed to equality of opportunity and to supporting all of our staff and students in their professional development. We hold an Athena Swan Silver Award recognising our success at supporting women in scientific careers.
The School is based within the University's College of Science and Engineering.


University of Edinburgh School of Biological Sciences
Darwin Building

+44 (0) 131 650 5525