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About the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine



King’s Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK.

Our faculty consists of over 2,000 staff and 5,000 students within seven Schools and two Schools of Education; School of Bioscience Education and GKT School of Medical Education.


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.

91.8 percent of the Faculty's REF 2014 submission was rated 4 star or 3 star.

We have been ranked:

  • 14th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2019)

  • 16th in the world for Anatomy & Physiology (QS World University Rankings 2019)

  • 17th in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)


Our schools of education deliver a comprehensive education and training portfolio, including undergraduate health (Medicine, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pharmacy & Physiotherapy) and a suite of related BSc programmes in Biomedical Sciences.

The mission of the Faculty has always been to deliver world class education and achieve research excellence. In order to strengthen our learning environment, we have created a Faculty Centre for Education, which will draw together expertise in pedagogy in life sciences and medicine, to share and strengthen teaching skills and methods and drive forward innovation in the delivery of education

The Faculty’s Schools of Education: School of Bioscience Education and GKT School of Medical Education remain the academic home for our 5,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

More information for current staff and students.

Our Locations

We are located across four central London campuses:

  • Guy’s Hospital Campus at London Bridge
  • St Thomas’ Hospital and Franklin Wilkins Building at Waterloo
  • King’s College Hospital in South London.

These locations reflect our NHS partnerships which is formalised through King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre.  

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