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UCL is a world-class, multi-faculty university, consciously and deliberately global and wide-ranging in its reach and ambition.


UCL SLMS hosts many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is committed to providing a research-led and student-centred learning experience.



SLMS undergraduate degrees

Faculty of Brain Sciences

The Linguistics BA focuses on the sounds, structures and meanings of language. This includes aspects of phonetics and phonology (how sounds are produced, transmitted and received), morphology (how words are built from smaller elements), syntax (how words are combined to form sentences), and semantics and pragmatics (how meaning depends on context).


This four-year programme is essentially identical to the three-year Linguistics BA, but you will have the opportunity to spend an additional year abroad at one of our partner institutions in Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands or the USA.

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This three-year programme, accredited by the British Psychological Society, exposes you to the widest possible coverage of the field of psychology. There is also the opportunity for a measure of specialisation within your studies, in order to make informed and rational decisions about your future career.

Programme contacts

  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr Keith Langley

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Psychology

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Faculty of Brain Sciences

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Division of Psychology and Language Sciences


This degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, combines courses in psychology, speech sciences and linguistics and takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the scientific study of the human mind and communication. It is an excellent platform for research, clinical and educational psychology, speech and language therapy, audiology and education.

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Faculty of Life Sciences

Since its foundation as a discipline, biochemistry has illuminated many of the problems that have fascinated and perplexed biologists for generations. As biochemistry and molecular biology have become an essential part of much of modern science, a Biochemistry BSc is a valuable beginning to many different careers.


The Biotechnology BSc provides a sound base of chemistry, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biotechnology alongside experience of the experimental skills essential for future research, equipping you for a career in this exciting discipline, which has grown out of some of the most dramatic scientific discoveries of the last 30 years.

Programme contacts

  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr Chris Taylorson

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Biochemistry and Biotechnology

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Faculty of Life Sciences

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Division of Biosciences


This four-year MSci offers an additional year on top of the Biological Sciences BSc, which includes a research project, providing extra depth and knowledge which will particularly benefit those interested in further research. Year three may be spent abroad at a university in Asia, Australia, Europe or the USA.


The Biological Sciences BSc offers you an extremely wide choice of options ranging from molecular genetics to behaviour and ecology, and a flexible programme of study. Taught across the Faculty of Life Sciences, we offer a breadth of biological education unmatched in almost any other UK university.

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  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr Daniel Pearce

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Biological Sciences

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Faculty of Life Sciences

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Division of Biosciences


This BSc is designed to introduce students to a variety of scientific disciplines across the biosciences. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme means that the areas covered include anatomy, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology and infection, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology and psychology.

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  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr Pam Houston

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Biomedical Sciences

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Faculty of Life Sciences

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Division of Biosciences

The Neuroscience MSci offers an extra year on top of the Neuroscience BSc, to extend your specialised knowledge of brain function and conduct original neuroscience research. Entry requirements for both programmes are the same and you decide in year two whether to follow the three-year BSc or the four-year MSci.


The Neuroscience BSc offers you the opportunity to learn about the structure and function of the brain in one of the world's greatest centres for neuroscience. Courses in cell biology, developmental neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, pharmacology and psychology will show you how different areas of biology contribute to neuroscience.

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Neuroscience

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Faculty of Life Sciences

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Division of Biosciences


UCL is one of the few universities in the UK to offer a Human Sciences programme. This interdisciplinary degree draws on teaching from a range of departments, and offers enormous flexibility and opportunity for you to develop your own areas of interest and specialisation in the study of humankind.

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  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr Leslie Dale

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Human Sciences

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Faculty of Life Sciences

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Division of Biosciences


The Neuroscience MSci offers an extra year on top of the Neuroscience BSc, to extend your specialised knowledge of brain function and conduct original neuroscience research. Entry requirements for both programmes are the same and you decide in year two whether to follow the three-year BSc or the four-year MSci.

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Neuroscience

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Faculty of Life Sciences

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Division of Biosciences

The subject of pharmacology is immensely broad and covers areas of physiology, chemistry, neuroscience, biochemistry, and genetics. This flexible three-year programme offers a thorough scientific training in the subject, and students have the option of transferring to the MSci at the end of year two.

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  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr Guy Moss

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Pharmacology

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Faculty of Life Sciences

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Division of Biosciences

This programme is intended for students who want to pursue careers or further study in pharmacology or related disciplines. It offers a further year on top of the Pharmacology BSc in which to undertake a major research project alongside advanced courses.


Pharmacists are experts in medicines with a detailed understanding of the scientific basis of therapy. The MPharm programme integrates pharmaceutical science into the practice of clinical pharmacy. We offer you the opportunity to become a confident and competent healthcare professional.

Programme contacts

  • Admissions and Student Services Manager
  • Ms Elizabeth Mead
  • sop.saso@ucl.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)20 7753 5831

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Pharmacy

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Faculty of Life Sciences

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Pharmacy

Faculty of Medical Sciences

This MSci combines training in the biological sciences with particular reference to human health, so that graduates are familiar with human biology and medicine. Students have the opportunity to specialise and emerge in a strong position both to lead medical science in the future and work in sectors where knowledge of medicine is an advantage. A three-year BSc programme is also available.


This BSc spans both medical and science disciplines with particular reference to human health and disease. It equips scientists to interact with clinical colleagues engaged in healthcare, and enables graduates to work at the highest levels within the biomedical sciences. Teaching is interactive, using the latest technology.

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  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr David Spratt

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Applied Medical Sciences

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Faculty of Medical Sciences

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Division of Medicine


This six-year programme includes an integrated BSc (except for graduate entrants with UK degrees), leading to the awards of Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The curriculum centres on key health problems, clinical presentations and patient pathways. You will have clinical contact throughout with patients and doctors.

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Medicine

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Faculty of Medical Sciences

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UCL Medical School



SLMS taught and research postgraduate programmes

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Our vision is to solve the greatest health and wellbeing problems in the brain sciences, in order to transform society and reduce the global burden of disease.


The Faculty of Brain Sciences brings together a wealth of scientific and clinical expertise and provides recognised world-class education in both taught and research programmes at graduate level.

Faculty of Life Sciences

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.

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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.

Faculty of Population Health Sciences

We seek to deliver outstanding research and teaching for improved human health.


The unifying concept that informs our scholarship and educational activity is the life-course; our research elucidates the biological, behavioural and psychosocial processes operating across an individual’s life, and across generations, that affect the development and progression of disease.



SLMS short courses and CPD 

Life Learning at UCL SLMS

UCL Life Learning offers an extensive portfolio of short courses to promote career advancement and personal growth. 

We provide world-class content delivered by global experts through our programme of:

  • continuing professional development (CPD)
  • personal learning
  • executive education 
  • summer schools


Education information

SLMS Education Domain

The SLMS Education Domain supports efforts to nurture educational leadership across the School, and to facilitate a teaching and learning environment and culture that engages our best researchers in the SLMS educational mission.

It aims to identify and develop innovative educational practice, and share this with all those who teach, or are interested in becoming involved in teaching and learning across the School.

Open Events

UCL SLMS hosts number of events throughout the course of each year which provide prospective students the opportunity to meet our staff, look around the institution and learn about the study opportunities available.



***Next open event coming soon*** 

Education Innovation and Excellence Fund

To encourage innovations and excellence in teaching the SLMS Education Board launched a fund to support, recognise and reward new initiatives in teaching practice which enhance the student experience at UCL.

Applications are expected to align with the respective Divisional/Faculty Education Strategy and are assessed using the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the student experience
  • Developments in pedagogy and learning technologies
  • Evidence of sustainability
  • Evidence of value for money
  • Quality enhancement
  • Potential for wider implementation
  • Consideration to staff development needs
  • Revitalising modules/programmes that demonstrate potential for development

Final Reports 2013-2014


Developing a library of child and adolescent therapy role plays to enhance skills based practice techniques in postgraduate students on the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice (DPCP) and MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People (CBT-CYP)

Improving assessment literacy in students using an Honours and GPA grading system

Developing psychological literacy through enquiry and evidence

Innovations in the delivery and assessment of Year 3 practical work for BSc and iBSc students

A New Dimension in Teaching and Learning at UCL: A revitalisation of the student learning experience via 3D printing

Web-based live training in Interdisciplinary Skills for the BioSciences and BioMedicine

Essential mathematics for biologists

Use of video conferencing to improve flexibility and enhance quality of postgraduate education

Digital Content for Musculoskeletal Education (DCME)

Flipping the Classroom on learning Clinical Skills for Medical Students

E-logbooks for clinical skills programmes:using mobile technologies to support learning and assessment 

Interactive videos for e-learning

Developing high quality multimedia teaching in clinical examination skills for medical students

SLMS Academic Careers Office

The mission of the Academic Careers Office (ACO) is to promote, support and develop all aspects of academic and clinical academic careers in the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) and the UCL/UCLH NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Biomedical Research Unit at UCL. 

Fitness to Practise

Students on professional training programmes are expected to conduct themselves and to behave in a professional manner at all times, both at UCL, in the workplace and in their conduct outside of work, in line with the professional codes of practice that apply to their discipline.

Professional programmes have a duty to the public to ensure that students seeking to enrol and students who are enrolled meet the relevant standards of professional conduct.

In the first instance programmes at UCL will always seek to support students and to find ways to resolve any issues. Where this is not possible, and serious concerns remain, programmes may refer students to a Fitness to Practise panel.

Within SLMS there are two Fitness to Practise panels – one for students in the Medical School, and the other for students on all other professional programmes in SLMS.

More details about the ways in which programmes manage concerns about Fitness to Practise can be found at:

Full details of the Fitness to Practice procedure can be downloaded here:

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