The College of Life and Environmental Sciences provides degree programmes of the highest quality through our world class reseach-led teaching

About us

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences carries out excellent research and teaching across a number of related disciplines. Our areas of expertise span Biosciences, Geography, Psychology, and Sport and Health Sciences.

World class research

We are committed to pursuing world class research that impacts positively on the world. Our research is frequently interdisciplinary in nature, embracing disciplines within and outside of the College and combining expertise from across humanities, social sciences and sciences.

We play a significant role in contributing to the University’s Science Strategy, and three of the five constituent key research themes: climate change and sustainable futures; systems biology; and translational medicine, personalised healthcare and public health.  

Innovative research-inspired teaching and a platform for future success

We place considerable emphasis on providing outstanding, innovative teaching inspired by our research and to creating a learning environment that offers a rich student experience to those who study in the College. Our degrees have high academic standing and are designed to prepare students optimally for employment or further training in a wide variety of professional careers.

Through our programmes and associated opportunities, we aim to equip students with the discipline-specific and generic skills and experiences that are highly sought by employers. Support is available to students from staff throughout the College and also from services elsewhere in the University, such as the careers services.

Exemplary facilities

The College, which has a presence on each of the University’s campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, benefits from fantastic facilities including specific equipment and facilities appropriate to each of our component subjects. Investment in new and refurbished facilities has already enhanced our environment and, with further major investment underway, additional state-of-the-art benefits will be available in the near future.

Find out more about each of the subjects within the College: