UCL Division of Medicine


Division of Medicine Aims

The UCL Division of Medicine is the largest department in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, within the School of Life and Medical Sciences, forming one of the largest concentrations of biomedical scientists in Europe in one of the world's leading universities.

The faculty comprises 130 principal investigators, including 5 Fellows of the Royal Society, 15 members of the Academy of Medical Sciences and 3 Senior Investigators of the National Institute for Health Research.
The Division aims to:

•    Educate, train, and inspire the next generation of scientists and clinicians.
•    Be at the international forefront of biomedical research from lab bench to bedside.
•    Attract, retain and develop the most gifted biomedical researchers and teachers at all levels.
•    Together with UCL’s partner hospitals, develop and deliver outstanding patient care.

Our research aims to understand the basis of disease, and to develop better diagnostics and treatments for diseases with an emphasis on experimental medicine.

Our world class undergraduate and post-graduate integrated MBBS, MSc/MRes and PhD courses attract the best students from all over the world, and train the next generation of basic and clinical scientists and practitioners.

Over 200 postgraduate students participate in our PhD programme. Our clinical mission is to provide the highest quality medical care, as practitioners of medicine and leaders of the NHS, and to work in partnership with patients to fulfil our research and teaching missions.

The Division’s clinical academics are active as physicians in partner hospitals, with programmes of national and international standing in major medical specialities.