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King’s is an exceptional place to study the sciences related to health and the understanding and treatment of disease. Many of our students are driven by the intellectual desire to understand the complex workings of the human body in health and disease. Others are keen to apply this science either in a clinical context or in a particular biomedical field. Whatever the interests of our students, our contemporary approach to bioscience education and research is based on a unique history that dates back several centuries and is linked to many discoveries that have a continuing impact on the world. 

This impressive list of achievements includes our part in the discovery of the structure of DNA (through to current advances in understanding the human genome, pioneering work to detect drug use in sport, the development of beta-blockers and much more. 

Today we continue to build on these strengths, both alone and with our partner organisations and institutions. Our students have the opportunity to benefit from a rich culture of teaching excellence based on influential research across a diverse mix of programmes.

For more about our history, see Contributions to biomedicine: a continuing story and biomedical heroes at King's.

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