Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences where we pride ourselves on world-leading research, and research-led teaching.

Our research addresses the fundamental biological consequences of environmental change and is shaped around four clusters 


These are supported with a thriving community of around 300 researchers and state-of-the-art facilities. 

SBS comprises approximately 50 academic staff, 45 postdoctoral researchers, 150 postgraduate research students and five independent research fellows

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes across Biological Sciences, and many choices within these programmes, allowing students to shape their study to suit their career aspirations.

Our location in NE Scotland means we can offer unrivalled opportunities for field work and practical experience in our numerous field courses.

Strong links with local research Institutes and with several overseas Institutions enables our undergraduate students to carry out research projects across the globe. Many of our graduates hold key positions in government research organisations, Universities, environmental organisations and the media.

Please explore our webpages to learn more about the opportunities there are for you here. It is my hope that you will join our vibrant and friendly community, and allow us to help you achieve your aspirations and potential.

Professor Graeme Paton
Head of School of Biological Sciences