UCL Faculty of Life Sciences


Study at the LMCB

The LMCB teaches on a diverse range of Undergraduate Degree programmes, an MRes in Computational Cell Biophysics, and, together with the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, runs a third-year entry MSci in Cell Biology.

For those interested in PhD study, we run both a Molecular Cell Biology and a Wellcome-funded Optical Biology PhD Programme and host PhD students with a variety of different funding sources, including those from UCL Birkbeck MRC DTP, LiDo, EPSRC DTP, iCASE, CRUK, as well as students with Scholarships or who choose to self-fund.

How we perform

  • The LMCB is an internationally reknowned hub for interdisciplinary cell and tissue biology research.
  • UCL is the top university in London and the second in the UK for research power.  93% of UCL's research is 4* ‘world leading’ and 3* ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2021)
  • One of the top five universities in Europe and ninth in the world  (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • UCL is ranked second for staff to student ratio in the UK with 10.9 students to each member of academic staff (The Complete University Guide 2024)
  • UCL is ranked 9th in the UK for Graduate Outcomes (The Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Nine Nobel Prize winners are associated with Life Sciences at UCL: A.V. Hill, Peter Medawar, Andrew Huxley, Henry Dale, Bernard Katz, James Black, Bert Sakmann, Martin Evans and John O’Keefe.