Faculty of Science

World leading Science with global impact

The Faculty of Science is ranked 3rd in the UK for Research.  REF 2014 results

Did you know that bees can discrimmiate between flowers based on detecting the flower's own electrical field?

Bristol ranked among top ten

The University of Bristol is ranked within the top 5 for research excellence.

Bristol research rankings

Digital atlas exhibition

An exhibition of rare and valuable atlases dating from 1574 to the 1970s: a collaboration between the School of Geographical Sciences and Special Collections.

Atlas exhibition

Can science save us?

Researchers discuss what it means to be a scientist in the 21st century.



Some of the most significant discoveries of both this and the last century are associated with research carried out in Bristol, reflecting the faculty’s strong international profile and our outstanding portfolio of people and facilities.

We seek to challenge and excite students, and to innovate and broaden the courses we offer. In research, the faculty offers a potent combination of world-class people and outstanding facilities.

Tim Gallagher, Dean of Science