About The Faculty

The Faculty of Life Sciences was founded in October 1990 and combines the strengths of UCL’s basic biological and preclinical sciences. Some of the constituent research departments have long and distinguished histories that can be traced back to the early nineteenth century and the foundation of UCL. In January 2012 the School of Pharmacy (founded in 1842) merged with UCL to form a new division within the Faculty of Life Sciences, the UCL School of Pharmacy.

The Faculty has been associated with six Nobel Laureates. It presents an unrivalled environment for students and researchers in life science disciplines ranging from neuroscience to the biology of molecules, cells and organisms. Following the merger with the School of Pharmacy the Faculty has now extended the range of expertise and opportunities available to include drug discovery, formulation sciences and medicines use and health.

Located in the heart of the UCL’s Bloomsbury campus, the Faculty of Life Sciences provides outstanding opportunities for research-led and research-based study leading to one of 17 undergraduate and 14 graduate taught degrees, in addition the iBSc is offered to students studying on the MBBS programme. The Faculty is home to over 400 graduate students studying on some of the UK’s most prestigious PhD programmes.

The Faculty is comprised of four areas; two large divisions - UCL Biosciences (with four constituent research departments) and the UCL School of Pharmacy (also with four constituent research departments) - plus two research units the Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology and the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit.

The Faculty of Life Sciences together with the Faculties of Medical Sciences, Brain Sciences and Population Health Sciences form the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS). UCL Medical School sits within the Faculty of Medical Sciences and provides a powerful link between the basic biological sciences and medicine.

The Faculty organisation structure is as follows:

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