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