University of Essex - School of Biological Sciences

University of Essex - School of Biological Sciences

At the School of Biological Sciences you can study a wide and exciting range of subjects including marine biology, biochemistry, cancer biology, ecology, environmental microbiology, plant science, genetics or genomics.

We address problems ranging from how to exploit enzymes as new industrial catalysts and how they evolve to drive antibiotic resistance, to use microbes as agents to clean up pollution and keep us healthy, to stop cancer cells forming, develop better crops to feed us, understand the effects of climate change on ecosystems from the tropics to the arctic and how modern life affects the workings of the human genome.

Like our students, our staff are passionate about science and have travelled from all over the world to be at Essex. Our founding principle of research-led teaching is central to our ethos, giving you the opportunity to develop an enquiring research mind set while you gain practical laboratory skills and field techniques in our first class facilities.

Our curriculum is constantly evolving, so you have the freedom to explore what interests you most from our diverse selection of modules. Whatever you choose, we equip you with everything you need to build a successful and satisfying career.

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Professor Phil Mullineaux
School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Switchboard Number: 
+44 (0)1206 874074
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Students by Subject Area (UK and EU / International)

Subject Area Diploma FdSc BSc Masters PhD
Marine biology 0 / 0 0 / 0 86 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0
Tropical Marine Biology 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 21 / 2 0 / 0

Funding by Source

Funding Proportion
Natural Environment Research Council 60-79%
UK private sector 0-19%
Foreign (other than EC contracts) 0-19%
European Community 0-19%
Foundations, charities 0-19%
Other external income 0-19%
Higher Education Funding Council for England 0-19%
Higher Education Funding Council for Wales 0-19%
Scottish Funding Council 0-19%
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council 0-19%
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 0-19%
Economic and Social Research Council 0-19%
Other public sector 0-19%
Government departments 0-19%

Consultancy Services and Products

Defence Industry Beverley Wilkinson
Fisheries Beverley Wilkinson
Forestry Research Beverley Wilkinson
Oil Industry Beverley Wilkinson
Shellfish Industry Beverley Wilkinson
UK Government Beverley Wilkinson
Water Companies Beverley Wilkinson
Working with business Beverley Wilkinson