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

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

Sir Michael Marmot on Desert Island Discs

During his appearance on Desert Island Discs, Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) discusses his research into how wealth and social status can affect lifespan and general health. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Desert Island Discs', Read: Sunday Express

Published: Jul 6, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Insulin jabs 'may do more harm than good' for diabetes sufferers over 50

A study co-authored by Professor John Yudkin (UCL Medicine) has found that treatments to reduce blood sugar levels do more harm than good in many type 2 diabetes patients, particularly older people. Read: Daily Mail, More: Express, BBC News, New Scientist, BMJ, UCL News

Published: Jul 1, 2014 10:08:18 AM