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Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences

"The School aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas.

The School is dedicated to providing the very best learning experiences and environment with students benefitting from our new £40m School building featuring state-of-the-art teaching, research and laboratory facilities."

Professor Geoff McMullan, Head of School

The School's Global Reach

Events, talks and societies for international students, our global partnerships, and details of upcoming events.


Institute for Global Food Security
World-class Research

One of four, interdisciplinary Global Research Institutes at Queen's, IGFS is anchored in the School of Biological Sciences.


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Athena Swan
Promoting Equality in the Sciences

The School has been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of its work to support women in science.

Athena Swan

Work for us
Contribute to solutions for global challenges

The School of Biological Sciences and Institute for Global Food Security delivers world class excellence in education and ground-breaking research - a reputation which is reflected in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2021)

Current Vacancies


School of Biological Sciences

19 Chlorine Gardens
Belfast, BT9 5DL
Northern Ireland

Tel:+44 (0)28 9097 5787


Meet our Staff

New Biological Science students can now purchase labcoats, dissection kits and pay for fieldcourses online. Please click on the button below.

Students will be contacted by the School to let them know arrangements for the pick up of lab coats. You must bring proof of purchase to obtain your items.

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