ABOUT US


The School of Life & Medical Sciences is one of the largest and most renowned groupings of academics in medical, brain, life and population health sciences.

  • The School has a global reputation for teaching informed by leading research.
  • Our academic environment is one in which intellectual curiosity can prosper, while a high priority is also given to the practical application of knowledge to improve health and quality of life.

Organisation

structure

The School of Life and Medical Sciences is the largest of the three Schools that make up UCL.

SLMS brings together 4 UCL Faculties (comprising 21 Divisions and Institutes) to create one of the largest and most prestigious aggregations of academics in biomedical, life and population health sciences. 

Partnerships

About Partnerships

We take a partnership approach to developing real-world solutions for health issues.

Forging successful partnerships with a range of institutions – including other universities, hospitals, schools, business and government – is central to our belief in maximising the social impact of our intellectual resources. The School is pivotal to a range of exciting strategic initiatives and the symbiotic relationship between the School and its partner Trusts unrivalled.

Publications

publications

The School produces a range of publications including an ongoing series that showcases some of the outstanding research being carried out within the School and with collaborators across UCL, in London, nationally and internationally.

Facts and Figures

SLMS is the largest of the three Schools which form UCL

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WORLD LEADING

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  • UCL is ranked 2nd in the world, and 1st in Europe, in neuroscience and behaviour research
  • UCL is placed 3rd in Europe and 7th in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health research
  • The Thomson Scientific Citation Index shows that UCL is the second most highly cited European university and 14th in the world

RESEARCH GRANT SUCCESS

  • 2nd highest allocation of grants from the Medical Research Council
  • 5th highest allocation from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • 2nd biggest university recipient of UK government medical research funding
  • £84 million from charities.

TOP FOR BRC INCOME

PARTNER HEI

BRC

BRU

BOTH

UCL
160
5
165
Imperial
113
19
132
Cambridge
110
5
115
King's
108
5
112
Oxford
95
10
105
QMUL
 0  7 7

Staff

SLMS accounts for 61% of UCL's research and academic staff


Income

SLMS accounts for 54% of UCL's income


SLMS Research Income

SLMS Research Income

2007/8 - 2010/11


SLMS is the UK’s strongest biomedical grouping by ‘research power’

(quality rating x staff FTE across 16 UoAs, RAE 2008)