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No 1 in the UK for Agriculture, Food & Veterinary Sciences

94% of research in these areas "world-leading" or "internationally excellent"

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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 also has UK-leading undergraduate programmes in areas such as agriculture and food science as well as world-class Biological Sciences research capabilities. The School is also 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. - Prof. Geoff McMullan, Head of School

Scholarships currently open
Finnebrogue Scholarship


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


School of Biological Sciences

19 Chlorine Gardens
Belfast, BT9 5DL
Northern Ireland

Tel:+44 (0)28 9097 5787
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5877


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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