Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Lisa Roberts

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

In 2013 the University has risen substantially in the league tables, moving to 8th in the Guardian league table and 13th in the Complete University Guide. Within the faculty, the Guardian ranks us 7th for Nursing and Paramedical Studies programmes and 16th for Biosciences. The Times Good University Guide ranks us 4th in the country for Food Science, 12th for our Nursing courses and 17th for our Biological Sciences programmes. 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


The faculty comprises three schools, all working together under a 'One Health' vision, to provide interdisciplinary research and teaching in human and animal health. The three Schools are:

The School of Biosciences and Medicine

The School of Health and Social Care

The School of Veterinary Medicine

Schools in the Faculty 

School of Biosciences & Medicine

School of Health & Social Care

School of Veterinary Medicine

Latest Faculty News

Faculty Events

Latest School News

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    We are inviting all health and social care staff working with older people to participate in new, cutting-edge, university accredited professional qualifications. 360 Forward is launching the first-ever professional course for a career in caring and specialist qualifications in older people’s nursing starting in May at the University of Surrey.

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