University of Aberdeen - School of Biological Sciences

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 three research programmes - Ecology & Evolution, Integrative Environmental Physiology, and Biological Interactions in Soil. These are supported with a thriving community of around 300 researchers and state-of-the-art facilities. University based staff are welcome to view our School Strategic Plan

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.

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Professor Graeme Paton
School of Biological Sciences, Zoology Building, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ
Switchboard Number: 
+44 (0)1224 272000
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