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About School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) School of Biological and Environmental Sciences has an international reputation for impactful research and high quality teaching. The broad range of disciplines we bring together in the School means that our staff and students have unique opportunities to gain knowledge and conduct research across different fields within biological and environmental sciences.
The broad range of disciplines we bring together in the School means that our staff and students have unique opportunities to gain knowledge and conduct research across different fields within biological sciences, geography, forensic anthropology and environmental sciences. This multidisciplinary approach is one of our most valued strengths and it is the key to the innovative approach that the School is renowned for.
Our research centre, the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology, fosters cross-disciplinary research and teaching into human and animal 'life on Earth'. Postgraduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral scientists and research active staff have access to an intellectually stimulating environment with first-class facilities, where innovation and collaboration are encouraged and supported.
New state-of-the-art science laboratories and excellent teaching spaces means we offer students and researchers world class facilities.
The Life Science Research Building has undergone a £7 million refurbishment programme, creating new laboratories and installing state-of-the-art equipment. We have a purpose built osteology laboratory which holds collections of human skeletal remains for study and research, as well as associated imaging equipment and software.
We also have:
- Geophysics equipment for exploring burial contexts
- Psychophysiology labs with equipment such as facial recognition software, GSR Transducer sets and electro-oculogram amplifier
The whole course is very hands on, which helps you to really understand the lecture topics. The lecturers are very open and approachable and help with questions. The course covers a wide range of anthropological and forensic topics and has a good mixture of theory and practice. It prepares students well for further education or a full time job.
Teresa Margaux Runge, Forensic Anthropology MSc Graduate
Our expertise lies in the disciplines of anthropology, animal behaviour, neurobiology, evolutionary and environmental genetics, epigenetics, ecology, geography, climate change and environmental sustainability.
Our Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology Palaeoecology is a member of the AESOP Erasmus Mundus Consortium, and is the only UK-based participant. This consortium provides training exchanges to encourage collaboration between different sectors.
We have also established close ties with leading organisations and charities such as:
- Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
- Zoological Society of London
- Chester Zoo
- Mersey Forest
- Wildlife Trust
- Pain Relief Foundation
Postgraduate study and research opportunities
We offer a range of taught and research Postgraduate programmes at LJMU – all delivered by academics actively involved in ground-breaking research.
- Postgraduate Research opportunities to achieve a MPhil or PhD
All our programmes offer an innovative, research-led, employability-focused experience to challenge and support students.
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