Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
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.
Schools in FHMS
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Latest Faculty News
18 November 2014
To mark Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November, Professor Roberto La Ragione, Head of the Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases at the School of Veterinary Medicine, explains why antibiotic resistance is a growing problem and how Surrey researchers are working to solve it.
Latest School News
20 November 2014
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.