Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) School of Natural Sciences and Psychology 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 natural sciences and psychology.

We welcome students from over 100 different countries and work in collaboration with businesses, professional bodies and educational institutions from all over the world showing how diverse LJMU is.  

·        80-strong academic team, including world leading experts in a number of fields

·        94% of research activity conducted by the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology is rated world-leading or internationally important*

·        In 2016, LJMU became the first University to receive two commended judgements in the Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

·        17th for Anthropology – Times Good University Guide 2019

* Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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

·        Sensory and Affective Neuroscience lab

·        Driving simulator

·        Appetite Research lab

·        Human performance testing lab

LJMU’s School of Natural Sciences and Psychology has two research centres – the Research Centre for Brain and Behaviour and the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology.

Our expertise lies in the disciplines of anthropology, animal behaviour, psychology and neuroscience, 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

·        WWF

·        Chester Zoo

·        Mersey Forest

·        Wildlife Trust

·        NHS

·        Pain Relief Foundation

·        GlaxoSmithKline

·        Unilever

MSc Biology of Health and Disease

MSc Brain and Behaviour

MSc Environmental Science and Drone Applications

MSc Forensic Anthropology

MSc Health Psychology

MSc Positive Psychology and Wellbeing

MSc Primate Behaviour and Conservation

MSc Wildlife Conservation and Drone Applications

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

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