Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

School of Life Sciences research

Our School is home to four research groups: Applied Ecology, Behavioural Ecology, Biomedical, and Forensic and Investigative Sciences.

Our Applied Ecology Research Group undertakes world-class research to understand and provide innovative solutions to a myriad of urgent and complex global issues facing natural ecosystems.

Core areas of research in the Behavioural Ecology Research Group currently include animal communication, cognition, social behaviour, and animal welfare.

Members of our Biomedical Research Group aim to further our understanding of health and disease. The Group encompasses several specialist research areas, including cancer cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology.

And finally our Forensic and Investigative Sciences Research Group carries out high-level research in forensic science and criminal investigation.

Please explore our research groups and get in touch with a group member for further information on their specialisms:

Postgraduate research

We offer PhD programmes and innovative research project opportunities in Biology, Biomedical Science and Forensic and Investigative Sciences: