School of Life Sciences

We have an international reputation for excellence in the three ‘triple intensity’ areas of research, teaching and external engagement.

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Top university in the UK for Biological Sciences

Research Excellence Framework 2021


We study the molecular mechanisms underlying health, development and disease. We translate this to address global challenges.


We offer a range of undergraduate and master's degrees.


We offer a range of different programmes. Some involve rotation projects whilst others are focused on a single research area.

PhD opportunities
External engagement

We take our discoveries and deliver outcomes that engage others and make economic impact. We offer our expertise and facilities to external clients.

External engagement
Facilities & in-house support

Our research activity is underpinned by state-of-the-art facilities and in-house support.


Join us

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We are always looking for dynamic people at any stage of their career to join us in Life Sciences at the University of Dundee.

We are recruiting up to 45 research active Group Leaders/Principal Investigators across all career stages in all molecular life sciences research areas.


School Executive Group (SEG) 

SEG constitutes the Dean of School, Associate Deans (Professional Culture, Learning and Teaching, Research, International, Quality and Academic Standards), School Manager and the general manager of the MRC-PPU. SEG meet on a weekly basis to discuss and make decisions on matters relating to the School. ​ On a rolling basis, School academics are co-opted for 3-4 months. In addition, colleagues leading specific activities are regularly invited to join.  

If you have any questions for SEG, you can email them at  

Meet our School Executive Group

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion statement

We are committed to an inclusive environment and equity for all. You can learn about the support we provide and activity in this area on the following pages:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We have zero tolerance of harassment and bullying.

Dignity at work guidance and support

Learn more about our professional culture


Resources for staff

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Contact information


School of Life Sciences Reception
University of Dundee
Dow Street
Dundee, DD1 5EH, Scotland, UK


+44(0)1382 385828