Facts and figures
In biological, biomedical and pre-clinical research, our Faculty continues to be recognised as an international site of excellence. The Faculty has more than 1,000 people involved in research activities and we hold more than £100 million in research grants and contracts.
Research Assessment Exercise 2008
- Biological Sciences – (UoA 14) 3rd out of 52 in UK
- Preclinical & Human Biological Sciences – (UoA 15) 2nd out of 13 in UK
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK and results will be available in 2014. This will replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
We had excellent results in the National Student Survey 2013 across all our courses including:
- 100% for Genetics
- 100% for Microbiology
- 100% for Medical Biochemistry
- 96% for Zoology
- 95% for Biochemistry
- 95% for Physiology
Overall, Manchester Life Sciences courses scored an average of 94% for student satisfaction.
Staff and Student Numbers 2013
- Undergraduate Students ~ 2000
- Postgraduate Students ~ 425
- Academic Staff ~ 250
- Professional Support Staff ~ 300
Over 28,000m2 of research space, including:
- the AV Hill building, a £39 million research facility for neuroscience and immunology;
- the Michael Smith Building, a £62million research facility for molecular cell biology;
- the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, a £39million centre that focuses on research at the interface between biology and the physical sciences;
- the Core Technology Facility, a £27 million facility in which young businesses work alongside University research groups.
- The new Carys Bannister Building, a £4 million refurbished facility for Optometry and PSS staff