UCL Faculty of Life Sciences


Faculty of Life Sciences

UCL is ranked number two in London and number nine globally for Life Sciences (QS World University Rankings 2024). UCL has also been ranked number two in the UK for research power in the latest REF. The faculty is home to a vibrant community of outstanding students, researchers and academics, supported by a committed professional services team who together research, teach and study the science and biology of life.


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Study at UCL

Ranked number two in London and number nine in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024, we offer an outstanding and diverse portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Explore this area to find out more about what you can study at UCL. 

Professor Gail Taylor


We are a community of UCL academics, researchers, students and staff who search for answers to some of the most urgent problems that face humans, plants and animals. 

Academic Divisions Faculty of Life Sciences UCL

Academic divisions

The Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL is comprised of five key divisions. You can explore more about these areas of research in this section.

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UCL has come second in the UK for research strength in 2021, helped in part by the Faculty of Life Sciences which is home to one of the most successful and productive groupings of biomedical researchers in Europe.

UCL Francis Crick Institute

Innovation and enterprise

Well known for our culture of curiosity and collaboration, we’re pushing forward new ideas in biology, genetics and neuroscience to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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, you can contact your friends, find out about mentoring, update your personal details, give to UCL and much more.



Faculty of Life Sciences Events

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In-Person Postgraduate Open Day
Tuesday 11 June, 4-7pm 

In-Person Undergraduate Open Days
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2024

Faculty of Life Sciences in UCL News

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Faculty of Life Sciences News

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