The School of Medical Sciences is committed to continually enhancing the student experience so you can reach your full potential.

You will graduate with a solid background of discipline-specific knowledge as well as generic/life skills that will enable you to pursue a variety of careers, both within and beyond the medical sciences. We are exploring innovative ways of delivering our teaching to increase student choice and widen access to our courses. Particular areas that are being vigorously pursued are increasing the flexibility of the courses you can choose to study and ensuring that you will receive high-quality, useful and timely feedback.

To increase the employment opportunities of our students, we have introduced wider access to industrial placements and created new courses to train students in business and marketing to help graduates understand how scientific discoveries can be commercialised. We think that you will find our courses exciting, stimulating, challenging and flexible.

The specific aims of our degree programmes and teaching activities are:

  1. To provide you with an appreciation of the medical sciences and to involve you in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying learning experience.
  2. To provide you with a broad and balanced foundation of knowledge.
  3. To develop your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in solving theoretical and practical problems.
  4. To develop your transferable skills so that they will be of value to you in your chosen career path.
  5. To provide you with a knowledge and skills base in specialised areas of the medical and related sciences.
  6. To help you appreciate the importance of your chosen course of study in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context.
  7. To encourage you to be independent and keep learning throughout your chosen career path.
  8. To integrate the research and teaching activities of the School so that you are taught by leaders in their field and exposed to the cutting-edge research that is taking place in the University and beyond.

The high quality of our academic programmes, the student experience and our staff have been recognised by several internal and external awards. Highlights include:

  • The first ever Otto Hutter Teaching Award by the Physiological Society of Great Britain.
  • School staff have won or been nominated for the College of Life Science & Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching many times.
  • Multiple staff have been recipients/nominees for the Student-Led Teaching Awards, which are voted for by the student body.
  • An increasing number of our staff are now Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and other learned societies in recognition of continuing excellence in their field.

Our key aim is to delivering high quality teaching and learning in an excellent research environment.