School of Biological Sciences

About the School

The School is set in a region of outstanding natural beauty between the mountains, lakes and forests of the Snowdonia National Park and the dramatic North Wales coastline.  The Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon) is also on our doorstep.

The School is housed in three adjacent buildings (Brambell, Environment Centre Wales and Memorial) on the main Deiniol Road science site.   The Environment Centre for Wales is a partnership between the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Bangor University. The centre brings together 60 environmental scientists from the University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, whose combined scientific knowledge and experience cuts across traditional academic boundaries. This new way of working will make significant contributions to solutions for environmental problems.

Brambell and Environment Centre Wales Buildings.

 

The School of Biological Sciences is one of the largest within Bangor University and currently has 29 academic staff, 14 research officers and 16 support staff.  The School has a Natural History Museum and Treborth Botanic Garden which is located above the shore of the Menai Strait.  We also have Marine and Freshwater aquaria.

The undergraduate and postgraduate student population is around 730.

We pride ourselves on our supportive and friendly atmosphere, the excellent standard of our teaching and the diversity and quality of our research.   We teach degree courses and undertake research across the whole spectrum of modern biology, from biomedicine and molecular genetics through to organismal biology, ecology and conservation.

Memorial Building

 

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