UCL Division of Medicine


UCL Division of Medicine

UCL Division of Medicine within the Faculty of Medical Sciences forms one of the largest concentrations of biomedical scientists in Europe. We bring together clinicians and scientists undertaking world-leading research, teaching, and patient care.

The faculty boasts 130 principal investigators, including five Fellows of the Royal Society, 15 members of the Academy of Medical Sciences and three Senior Investigators of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Our aims

  • 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.
  • Develop and deliver outstanding patient care with UCL's partner hospitals.

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. Our clinical academics act as physicians in partner hospitals, with programmes of national and international standing in major medical specialities.

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Our research aims to understand the basis of disease and to develop better diagnostics and treatments for a range of diseases.

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Our courses attract the best students from all over the world and train the next generation of scientists and practitioners.

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Our research departments, centres and institutes work to achieve the best medical care and to fulfil our research missions.

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Our top-class facilities range from state-of-the-art high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to a flow cytometry facility.

Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry staff

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

We offer mentoring schemes, wellbeing and support measures for our students and staff to foster a welcoming environment.

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The Division's clinical academics are active as physicians in partner hospitals. Get in touch with us if you have a query.

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Health and Safety

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We take the health and safety of all staff, students, visitors and the public on our premises seriously. Our Safety Team advises on this and works to maintain our high standards.

Health and Safety

Early Career Researchers


The Early Career Researcher Network provides support and advice to PhD student and researchers in the early stages of their career within the UCL Division of Medicine.

Early Career Researcher Network

Athena Swan

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The Division of Medicine was the first UCL unit to achieve an Athena SWAN Silver Award under the progressive new charter in 2017. We successfully renewed the award in 2022.

Athena SWAN