Faculty of Life Sciences

The UCL School of Pharmacy building

The UCL School of Pharmacy building.

The Faculty of Life Sciences is the hub for biological research at UCL. Research is conducted across the biological scales from molecules through cells and tissues to whole organisms and animal populations, and the recent incorporation of the School of Pharmacy has expanded faculty activity in the area of drug discovery and development.

Departments and institutes

  • Division of Biosciences

    • Cell & Developmental Biology
    • Genetics, Evolution & Environment
    • History of Medicine
    • Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology
    • Structural & Molecular Biology
  • Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
  • Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology
  • School of Pharmacy

Employment destinations

Some examples of career destinations of graduates from the faculty are shown below.*

Research programmes

Taught programmes

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia
Senior Software Developer, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Postdoctoral Scientist, UCL
Teacher, Sir John Cass's Redcoat School
Postdoctoral Researcher, Imperial College London
Researcher, University of Vienna
Associate, Index Ventures
Paediatric Surgery Registrar, Queen's Medical Centre
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Technology Analyst, Accenture
* All data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), looking at destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012 graduating cohort six months after graduation.


Faculty website

Latest Life Sciences News

SET for Britain group

UCL researchers set to take their research to parliament

Sixteen researchers from around UCL have been shortlisted to present their research to a panel of expert judges and over 100 MPs in this year’s SET for Britain competition. More...

Published: Mar 14, 2014 1:46:45 PM