We are a large Department with an international reputation, an outstanding record in teaching and research with state-of-the-art facilities.

The Department is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, one of the largest science and engineering educators in the UK with over 5,000 students. Our home is the John Dalton building which is located in the centre of Manchester at our All Saints campus.

Our reputation and accreditations

We have a reputation for excellent academic programmes, high student satisfaction, internationally recognised research and strong links to the NHS, hospitals and clinicians.

Our degree programmes include human biology, biomedical science and physiology. They are accredited by professional bodies including the Institute of Biomedical Science, the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal Society of Biology.

Our facilities

In the last ten years, we have invested over £50 million in specialist labs, workshops and equipment. Most recently we constructed a new £3m building, featuring specialist laboratories for work on genetics and cell biology, orthopaedics, exercise science and the advanced study of physiology. It also houses one of the few magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to be found outside a hospital setting. See a full list of our facilities or a summary of our teaching equipment.


We have a global student community in the Department and at the University. To support our international students, we are offering three Dalton International Scholarships for September 2020 entry. This £5,000* scholarship is available for international [non-EU] students who enrol on the following postgraduate programmes:

*The scholarship amount quoted relates to the 2020/21 academic year

The Dalton International Scholarship

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