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Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

We are one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK, with extensive global partnerships. With world-renowned researchers and a passionate student body, we are always encouraging innovative and progressive collaboration, as well as new ways to work and learn.

Educate to inspire and improve

Our thriving student community consists of more than 5,000 students who are supported by over 500 leading scientists and educators. We deliver a wide range of courses for talented aspiring clinicians and health professionals in partnership with our NHS partners, including Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals.



Our undergraduate students are supported by world-renowned scientists and educators.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

Benefit from our globally acclaimed research in a wide range of basic, applied and clinical…

Research to inform and innovate

Research is at the very core of what we do and how we educate students. We are strategically aligned to King’s Health Partners, bringing together academics and clinicians who are committed to ensuring efficient translation and adoption of research innovation into daily clinical practice.

As a Faculty, we are proudly ranked 12th in the world for Life Sciences & Medicine, 20th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology and 19th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS World Rankings 2023). Additionally, we are 10th in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2023).

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) submission 93 per cent of our research overall was deemed either ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) - for the full story on our REF2021 results please read this article.

Research and impact

Research & impact

From postgraduate research students to senior academics, our community collectively and…

Research Interest Groups

Research Interest Groups

The Research Interest Groups bring together thematic knowledge and expertise from across the Faculty…

People and Culture

In line with the King’s Vision 2029, in FoLSM, we are striving to build an inclusive community where our students, staff and visitors feel welcomed and valued and where people’s experiences and outcomes are equitable across groups. As a faculty dedicated to delivering world leading education and research in the biomedical and health sciences, we have a responsibility to ensure that our work is accessible and benefits all societal groups in the UK and globally.

Our structure

Click on one of the links below to discover how our teaching and research departments are structured.

Our schools

Our schools

Find out about the academic areas we cover and delve into our research.

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