UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences

UCL is No 8 in the World for Medicine*, Number One for Medicine in London* and No 1 In Europe For Medical Technology*. We have been educating doctors and scientists in London since 1834. (* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

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Study at UCL

UCL is recognised as a world leader in Medical Education. Our internationally recognised research, cutting-edge practices and state of the art facilities ensure that our students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become leaders in their fields. Explore our more than 60 courses across Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught, Postgraduate Research and Professional levels.

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UCL was rated the top university in the UK for research strength in 2014, in part driven by its world leading research in Medical Sciences. It is home to some of the most influential researchers in Cancer, Genetics, Surgery and many more. Current research projects cover topics from prostate cancer to malaria to the latest imaging techniques. Learn More About Top Discoveries.

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Innovation and Enterprise

The UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences is widely recognised as a world leader in biomedical science and therapeutic innovation. Our biomedical research capabilities and infrastructure span all stages of the translational spectrum from basic discovery science to practical application and clinical evaluation in patients. Find Out More Here

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What Makes UCL Medical Sciences Different?

No 1 in London for Medicine, Top 10 in the World for Medicine, No 1 in Europe for Medical Technology - UCL is and always has been a pioneer in Medical Sciences and Medical Education. We are looking for students who seek to push the boundaries of current thinking and practice. All in the world's most global city - Explore more than 60 courses



UCL is at the forefront of innovation and research in the medical sciences. Our internationally-acknowledged faculty of research leaders and dedicated team of teachers provide our students with the highest quality education and training.

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What Our Students Say

Curious about what it's like to study at UCL? Trying to decide if UCL is the best university for you? See what our students have to say about their personal experiences of studying at UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Did you know?

  • Nobel Prizes have been won by no less than 29 current and past students and academics at UCL. The latest of those came in 2014 when Professor John O’Keefe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his break-through work in neuroscience.

  • Six of these have been awarded to former students and staff of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

  • The First Surgery under Anaesthesia was performed by a surgeon at UCL.

  • The Immune System and Autoimmune Disease were both discovered at UCL.

  • UCL Medical Sciences plays a leading role in providing first-rate health care by being associated with several major teaching hospitals, including the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the Royal Free Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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