We have up-to-the-minute lecture theatres and teaching laboratories, including specialist labs in the Charles Darwin Building.

Our £7m development includes a dedicated microbiology lab, a forensics lab and a large climate controlled chamber. These facilities cement the University’s status as one of the best learning environments in the UK.


Area of natural interest

Three students are silhouetted by the sun at the top of the Malvern Hills

Our facilities are complemented by our natural surroundings. Worcestershire is an ideal location for scientific study. It is full of green spaces, including the nearby Malvern Hills, which are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Wye River valley, the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds are all within easy reach – whether for a relaxing day out or to use as areas of study.

To help you get the best out of the region, you can access our database of geological sites within the region, as well as an extensive archive of geological memoirs, maps and journals.


Field and laboratory equipment

Your studies will be supported with a range of specialist resources, including: flow meters, water quality testing kits, microscopes, plant growth facilities, DNA analysis equipment, laboratory ovens and soil testing equipment. Two of our teaching laboratories have recently been refurbished and now include benching suitable for students with impaired mobility.


You will benefit from our GIS,Visualization and Mapping Suite, which provides access to high-end computers, industry-standard software and a survey-grade Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping unit.


Forensic biology students gain first-hand experience from a crime scene house and garden in which we can now simulate a wide variety of domestic scenes. These facilities complement our specialist equipment and staff resources, allowing us to make the course even more realistic, relevant and exciting for our students.