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UCL Faculty of Life Sciences

First in London and eighth in the World for Life Sciences, UCL’s Faculty of Life Sciences has been home to nine Nobel Prize Winners over its 194 year history. We are currently ranked twelfth in the world for Biosciences Research and our School of Pharmacy is ranked fifth in the World.

The Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL offers an outstanding and diverse portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in biological and biomedical sciences, pharmacy, pharmacological and pharmaceutical sciences.

We are a community of UCL academics, researchers, students and staff who seek to focus passion and purpose on the search for answers to some of the most enduring questions about life on earth, and the urgent problems that face humans and other animals.

Our subjects 

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Biodiversity and Conservation

Run in collaboration with the Institute of Zoology and the Natural History Museum, our programmes offer options in applied or research-led approaches in evolutionary, ecological and conservation science.

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Biosciences and Biomedical Sciences

Join our search for answers to some of the most enduring questions about life on earth. The biosciences and biomedical sciences subjects we offer at UCL are a catalyst for the brightest and most ambitious minds.

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Clinical Pharmacy

Our MSc in Clinical Pharmacy takes your learning into the heart of London. You’ll study within local and teaching hospitals to develop transferable skills in pharmaceutical care services, and gain a global perspective on health and healthcare systems.

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Drug Discovery

Our courses provide a strong foundation for graduates preparing for PhD-level research or careers in biotech and pharma. Learn about drug discovery and development and gain practical experience of molecular modelling and computer-based drug design.

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Neuroscience and Pharmacology

From the molecular to the behavioural level: Discover how the nervous system functions in health and disease. Based at our world-renowned Faculty of Life Sciences, you’ll receive training in the principles of modern neuroscience and pharmacology.

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Pharmacy, Drug Design and Entrepreneurship

We need pioneers. These MSc programmes will provide you with the skills, knowledge and entrepreneurship to be part of the creation and growth of ground-breaking advances in biotech and pharma.