UCL Division of Biosciences


UCL Biosciences

The Division of Biosciences at UCL is one of the world's foremost centres for research and teaching in the biological sciences. We have an outstanding international reputation and a community of over 500 staff and 300 PhD students engaged in cutting edge research and collaboration.

UCL is ranked 8th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, while Biological Sciences was ranked 10th in the world* and Human Biological Sciences was ranked 3rd in the world and 1st in Europe* (*ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018).

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UCL Neuroscience

Study at UCL

The UCL Division of Biosciences is one of the largest and most active research environments in the UK. We are the home to over 1200 undergraduate students and offer a diverse range of Undergraduate Degree programmes, whilst our Master's programmes include both taught MSc and our new one-year MRes programmes.

UCL Biological Sciences Research Departments
Frances Brodsky UCL


The Division of Biosciences at UCL is one of the world’s foremost centres for research and teaching in the biological sciences, and one of the largest Divisions within UCL. A welcome and brief introduction to the Division of Biosciences from Director Professor Frances Brodsky.

UCL Partnerships and Innovation

Partnerships and Innovation

UCL is always expanding opportunities for knowledge exchange and research impact through a variety of mechanisms including collaborations with external partners, licensing of technology and by supporting academics in the development and commercialisation of their research.

UCL Life Science Bioscience Research


In our diverse bioscience portfolio our research addresses all of biology from protein interactions to cell function, organism development, genetics, population studies and the environment. Computational and modelling approaches are frequently conducted alongside experimental research programmes and much of our research crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.

UCL Life Sciences Alumni

UCL Alumni Online Community

UCL currently has alumni living in 191 different countries worldwide and no matter where you are in the world, the UCL Alumni Online Community allows you to contact your friends, find out about mentoring, update your personal details, give to UCL and much more.