About UCL


Founded in 1826, UCL was the first English university
established after Oxford and Cambridge, the first to admit students regardless
of race, class, religion or gender, and the first to provide systematic
teaching of law, architecture and medicine. UCL promotes equality and diversity
as key to its academic, social and business success.  This includes good
practice in gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion/belief
equality, that has been recognised widely (e.g. by Stonewall and
Women's Academic Network]).  UCL is the fourth-ranked university in the
2013-‘14 QS
World University Rankings ,
and twenty one Nobel Prize winners have come from the UCL community. UCL
currently has over 13,000 undergraduate and 9,000 postgraduate students and an
annual income over £940 million.

The MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology
(LMCB) is a division within the Faculty of Life Sciences ,
one of four Faculties in the School of Life and Medical Sciences 
(SLMS). In addition to the LMCB, FLS includes the Division of Biosciences (containing
the departments of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, Structural and Molecular Biology and Cell and Developmental Biology), the School of
the Gatsby
Computational Neurosciences Unit
the Sainsbury
Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour
. Many
of these departments/divisions have long and distinguished histories that can
be traced back to the early nineteenth century and the foundation of the
College. FLS, which has been associated with six Nobel Laureates, presents an
unrivalled environment for students and researchers in life science disciplines
ranging from the biology of molecules, cells and organisms through to
neuroscience and behavioural sciences. FLS is home to more than 20 BSc and 20
MSc degrees courses, as well as 500 graduate students studying on some of the
UK’s most prestigious PhD programmes. The LMCB sits at the heart of the UCL’s
Bloomsbury campus and the heart of the Faculty, and provides outstanding
opportunities for research and research-led study.


UCL enjoys a beautiful location in the centre of London, in close proximity to a host of
cultural icons that include the British Museum, the British Library and the
National Gallery. Studying and working at UCL provides opportunities to explore
the cultural and social events that make London one of the most vibrant and
multicultural cities in the world.