SULSA in the University of St Andrews, encompasses four Schools: Biology, Chemistry, Medicine and Psychology & Neuroscience.

Research in the School of Biology is organised into three major interdisciplinary centres: the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) and Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD). In the REF2014 results, the impact of research undertaken in Biological Sciences in St Andrews was rated top in Scotland and second across the UK.

The BSRC has thirty-two affiliated research groups, who perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences. Research at the BSRC ranges from microbiology to structural biology and molecular medicine.