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About the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK.  The Faculty was created as a result of the merger of elements of the School of Biomedical Sciences with the School of Medicine. The merger brings together basic, translational and clinical scientists to provide new cross-divisional research collaborations while optimising the deployment of teaching expertise across the Faculty.

The Faculty has unparalleled expertise in basic, translational and clinical research in: analytical and forensic science; asthma and allergy; biophysics and cell biology; cancer; cardiovascular; nutrition and diabetes; genetics; infection and immunology; imaging and biomedical engineering; transplantation immunology; pharmaceutical science; physiology and women's health. We also have thriving research programmes in global health, and health and social care.

The Faculty encompasses both a School of Bioscience Education and a School of Medical Education. Together they deliver a comprehensive education and training portfolio, including undergraduate health professions programmes (Medicine, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy) and a suite of related BSc programmes in Biomedical Sciences. 

The Faculty also has an expansive postgraduate taught programme portfolio covering basic and applied sciences and programmes for health professionals. Postgraduate research programmes span the Faculty’s 18 Academic Divisions.

We are located at four central London campuses: Guy’s Hospital Campus at London Bridge, St Thomas’ Hospital and Franklin Wilkins Building at Waterloo; and King’s College Hospital in South London. 

Our locations reflect the Faculty’s close alignment to our NHS partners. Our research is strategically aligned to King's Health Partners with Clinical Academic Groups bringing together academics and clinicians who are committed to ensuring faster translation and adoption of research innovation into clinical practice.

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