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

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.


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Our ancestor’s ‘leaky’ membrane answers big questions in biology

All life on Earth came from one common ancestor – a single-celled organism – but what it looked like, how it lived and how it evolved into today’s modern cells is a four billion year old mystery being solved by researchers at UCL using mathematical modelling. More...

Published: Aug 13, 2014 10:11:46 AM