Faculty of Medical Sciences

The Royal Free Hospital

The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, North London.

We aim to generate a deeper understanding of human disease and drive forward the development of new diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions. Operating through partnerships, particularly with our associated NHS hospitals, the Faculty of Medical Sciences is a centre of excellence across a broad range of experimental medicine areas.

Departments and institutes

  • Cancer Institute
  • Eastman Dental Institute
  • Infection & Immunity
  • Medical Education
  • Medicine
  • Surgery & Interventional Science
  • Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research

Employment destinations

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

Research programmes

Taught programmes

Clinical Lecturer, UCL
Plastic Surgeon, Royal Marsden Hospital
Cardiologist, Northwick College University Hospital
Consultant Physician, Royal Free Hospital
Medical Writer, Meditech Media
Scientist, Cancer Research
Science Technology Manager, Rentokil Initial
Dentist, Antwerp House
Financial Software Developer, Bloomberg
Urologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital
* 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


Medical Sciences headlines

The hospital growing noses, tear ducts and blood vessels

A team led by Professor Alexander Seifalian (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) is working on growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory using stem cells. Read: Daily Mail, More: CBS, Fox News, The Hindu, Wired More...

Published: Apr 8, 2014 4:53:48 PM

Elite athletes and oral hygiene

Professor Ian Needleman (UCL Eastman Dental Institute) says that ‘where the difference between elite athletes is small, oral health could make a difference in their performance’. Listen: BBC Radio Five Live ‘Saturday Breakfast’ (from 1 hour 2 minutes) More...

Published: Apr 5, 2014 11:55:00 AM