About us

Welcome to the School of Applied Sciences, a welcoming community that brings science to life in a supportive environment. Our people have one thing in common – their passion for solving the big scientific challenges of today and the future, from climate change to healthy aging.

Hone your practical skills in our multi-million pound bioscience laboratories and Envirotron Greenhouse on Frenchay Campus. Get hands on in our forensic spaces on Glenside Campus, including our Simulation House, designed to mimic a real crime scene.

We’re proud to work with a range of local, national and international stakeholders and industry partners. From the NHS to Bristol Zoo, our professional connections offer opportunities for placements, field experience and networking to boost employability.

Our world-class researchers are active in research across our prominent Science Communications Unit (SCU), Institute for Biosensing Technologies (IBST) and Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB). From wildlife conservation to bio-sensing technology, we’re producing research with real-world impact.

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Our subject areas

Our facilities

Partnerships and research

Students in the lab with pipettes


We are proud to work with a range of local, national and international stakeholders and partners to deliver professional education which meets individual and workforce needs.

Students conducting lab research


The School of Applied Sciences is active in many areas of research and has established research projects attracting funding from various bodies, both in the UK and abroad.


Silver Athena Swan award

Athena SWAN Silver award logoThe Athena Swan Charter recognises commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia, including professional and support roles. The School of Applied Sciences is a good practice supporter and since 2013 has been actively working to progress gender equality within the school. The School of Applied Sciences is proud to have received a Bronze Athena Swan award in 2013 and 2016, and a Silver Athena Swan award in 2020.

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News and events


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Find out what applied science events are taking place across the University and how you can take part.

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