Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Lisa Roberts

Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS). The Faculty is the second largest in the University, with 2000 full-time and nearly 2000 part-time students.

In 2014 the University has risen substantially in the league tables, moving to 6th in the Guardian league table and 12th in the Complete University Guide. Within the faculty, the Guardian ranks us 13th for Nursing programmes and 13th for Biosciences. The Times Good University Guide ranks us 2nd in the country for Food Science and 13th for our Nursing courses.  The University has also risen to 9th in the National Student Survey (NSS).

As well as expertise in learning and teaching in biosciences and health and social care, our faculty is also widely recognised for world-class research. Our research in the biomedical sciences is ranked in the top 5% of institutions in the country, and has led to improved  understanding and treatment of diabetes, cancer, addiction, cardiovascular and infectious diseases.  In addition, we have world-leading research in sleep and chronobiology and systems biology.    

Whether you are here to study for a first or higher degree or are a short-term visitor, I wish you every success in your time here and warmly welcome you to our Faculty. 

Professor Lisa Roberts, Executive Dean


Schools in FHMS

The School of Biosciences and Medicine

The School of Health Sciences

The School of Veterinary Medicine  


Discovering Health and Medical Sciences

Discovering Health and Medical Sciences


Latest Faculty News

  • Jim meets Ruby Wax for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Physics Professor and Radio 4 Life Scientific presenter Jim Al Khalili interviewed comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax as part of Surrey’s first Mental Health Awareness Week.

Latest School News

  • Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection

    Simon Jones, Professor of Epidemiology and Head of Integrated Care Research, is part of team of leading scientists who have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis to dental patients.

Faculty Events

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