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Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

We are one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK, with extensive global partnerships. With world-renowned researchers and a passionate student body, we are always encouraging innovative and progressive collaboration, as well as new ways to work and learn.

Educate to inspire and improve

Our thriving student community consists of more than 5,000 students who are supported by over 500 leading scientists and educators. We deliver a wide range of courses for talented aspiring clinicians and health professionals in partnership with our NHS partners, including Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals.



Our undergraduate students are supported by world-renowned scientists and educators.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

Benefit from our globally acclaimed research in a wide range of basic, applied and clinical…

Research to inform and innovate


Research is at the very core of what we do and how we educate students. We are strategically aligned to King’s Health Partners, bringing together academics and clinicians who are committed to ensuring efficient translation and adoption of research innovation into daily clinical practice.

As a Faculty, we are proudly ranked 14th in the world for Life Sciences & Medicine, 17th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology and 16th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS World Rankings 2022). Additionally, we are 12th in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2022).

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) submission:

  • 93 per cent of our research overall was deemed either ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
  • 98 per cent of our research environment was deemed either 4* or 3* 
  • 94 per cent of our research impact was deemed either 4* or 3*
  • 92 per cent of our research outputs were deemed either 4* or 3 *


Research and impact

Research & impact

From postgraduate research students to senior academics, our community collectively and…

Spotlight on COVID: Supporting the global response

Spotlight on COVID

Find out about how the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is working to beat COVID-19 and support…

Our structure

Click on one of the links below to discover how our teaching and research departments are structured.

Our schools

Our schools

Find out about the academic areas we cover and delve into our research.

Recent Impact Stories

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21 July 2022

Where does data come from?

The origin, or 'provenance' of data is important to gaining trust in policies and processes that are…

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