UCL Faculty of Life Sciences


Our place in UCL

UCL is made up of four Schools. Each School is then split into Faculties which are further divided into Divisions and Institutes (or departments).

Faculty Structure

Our Faculty comprises UCL Biosciences (with four constituent research departments), UCL School of Pharmacy (also with four constituent research departments) and the Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology, as well as hosting two of the world’s leading neuroscience institutes, the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour.

We are a large Faculty, but working together across disciplines is a priority for us as we seek to tackle and solve some of the most important Grand Challenges facing society. UCL’s culture of creativity and innovation across boundaries greatly facilitates this. Many of our closest research and teaching collaborations at UCL are with the other three biomedical Faculties at UCL, Brain Sciences, Medical Sciences and Population Health Sciences.

Together with our own Faculty, these constitute SLMS (the School of Life and Medical Sciences), one of the largest groupings of biomedical and life sciences academics and researchers in the UK. We also work closely with the Faculties of Engineering and Maths and Physical Sciences through our joint leadership of the Natural Sciences undergraduate degree and other initiatives; and with our Arts and Humanities Faculties through our Food, Metabolism & Society cross-Faculty domain that coordinates novel research and education in this important area.