UCL Faculty of Life Sciences



The Faculty of Life Sciences offers an outstanding and diverse portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in biology, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, pharmacological and pharmaceutical sciences.

The Faculty is made up of six areas; the School of Pharmacy, Biosciences, the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neurocircuits and Behaviour, the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and the Cruciform Teaching Facilities Unit (CTFU).

Some of the constituent parts of the Faculty have long and distinguished histories that can be traced back to the early 19th century when UCL was founded and we are proud to have nine Nobel Laureates associated with Life Sciences.
Research is integrated into many of our degrees giving students the opportunity to make an original contribution to their field of study. The Faculty builds on research strengths in cell and developmental biology, computational biology, evolutionary and population genetics, cellular and circuits neuroscience, and structural and molecular biology to improve lives and communities and create real world impact. The School of Pharmacy provides opportunities in drug discovery and the Faculty also hosts joint appointments with the Francis Crick Institute.
The Faculty is part of the School of Life and Medical Sciences which brings together four Faculties to create one of the largest and most prestigious groups of academics in biomedical, life and population health sciences worldwide.

Undergraduate Study


Discover our biology, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, pharmacological and pharmaceutical sciences undergraduate courses

PGR Study

Postgraduate Taught

We offer a range of degree programmes at postgraduate level, all keenly aligned to our world-leading research strengths

Postgraduate Research Study

Postgraduate Research

We provide an exciting environment for study and research across the entire spectrum of biological and medical sciences

Life Learning

Short Courses

We draw on our world-leading academics to deliver CPD courses based on the latest knowledge and research in their specialist areas


Funding and scholarships

A range of financial awards and funding to help both prospective and current students with their studies are available from UCL, and individual departments within the Faculty.

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Open Days

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