Research programmes

Taught programmes

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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available


UCL Biosciences is one of the largest multi-disciplinary research environments in the UK with over 120 world-class research laboratories. We provide Master’s and PhD programmes in areas ranging from structural biology through to developmental biology, neuroscience, genetics, biology of organisms and ecosystems. State-of-the-art facilities enhance the research environment and provide students with opportunities to enhance their academic skills and engage in cutting edge research. Our excellence is founded on the legacy of Nobel Prizes awarded to six of our alumni: Black, Evans, Hill, Huxley, Katz, and Medawar.

Student/staff ratios

  • 178 staff
  • 116 taught students
  • 289 research students


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Student View

"UCL has a lot of facilities that make your educational journey very interesting. The state-of-the-art laboratories, the interactive and scenario-based learning methods, the libraries and the location of the school in the heart of London made it even more amazing than I could ever hope for!"

Anood Sohail

Degree: Genetics of Human Disease MSc

Alumni View

"UCL has been great for networking. At the major conferences I attend each year I meet friends and colleagues even though they might be in different sub-disciplines. I am still in regular contact with many people from UCL who are scattered throughout the world, especially in the USA."

Jaime McCutcheon

, University of Leicester, 2007

Subject: Cell and Developmental Biology, Faculty: Life Sciences