UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


Innovation and enterprise

At UCL Medical Sciences innovation runs in our veins. We’ve been at the forefront of international research for nearly 200 years. Today, UCL is a top 10 university in the world, ranked 9th globally for medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021), and is rated the number one UK university for research strength (REF 2014). Our academics have played critical roles in the discovery of hormones, the immune system and the structure of DNA.
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Our strategic collaborations have the power to change the world. Together, with partners like AstraZeneca, our research firsts bring a new understanding of disease.

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Expertise and consultancy

We help organisations to innovate. We’ve enabled household brand L’Oreal to research ageing at the nanoscale and assisted in establishing a new international-calibre university.

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Technology and licensing

Innovation happens when medicine meets engineering. Magnets to filter disease from the blood. Artificial intelligence and satellites to detect cancer. We also license our research.

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A potential cure for cancer. A novel way of detecting dementia. Technology to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Record-breaking gene therapy spinouts. Meet our entrepreneurs.

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Our students and graduates

We’re exceptionally proud of our students and graduates. Their original thinking, enterprising minds and sense of compassion are inspirational.