College of Life and Environmental Sciences

We are dedicated to exploring the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms. Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health. From exercise, biomedicine and mental health to climate change, food security and resilience we combine original thinking and real-world experience with clear focus and rigour. 

Together, we are developing solutions to ensure a healthier and a more sustainable future. 

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High quality, specialist programmes underpinned by world-leading research.

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Our experts are engaged in world-changing research, benefitting individuals, communities and the environment. 

Find out more about our research centres, school research and our scientific research facilities



Further your research within a globally respected and multi-disciplinary environment.

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Birmingham academics appointed Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Three academics from the University of Birmingham – two from the Business School and one from the School of Geography – have been appointed Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
30 March 2020

New research may help older adults stay physically capable for longer

New research may help older adults stay physically capable for longer
Drug therapies that help older adults maintain their skeletal muscle mass and physical function for longer could be a step closer after researchers identify a key mechanism driving the clearance of damaged mitochondria.
24 March 2020

Shutting the door on COVID-19

Shutting the door on COVID-19
A proportion of the UK population will be infected by COVID-19 but non-face-to-face communication could help flatten the curve and shut the door on COVID-19.
18 March 2020

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