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.
The University has risen substantially in the league tables, moving to 4th in the Guardian league table and 8th in the Complete University Guide. Within the faculty, our biosciences programmes ranked seventh in the Guardian league table and The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, and 14th in the Complete University Guide. Our nursing programmes are ranked second in the UK by the Complete University Guide and 15th in The Guardian league table. Our food, nutrition and dietetics programmes are number one in the Complete University Guide league table and ranked second in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide.
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. In the latest UK research excellence framework (REF 2014) we were rated one of the top eight UK institutions for biosciences, health and veterinary research. Our research 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
Discovering Health and Medical ScienceDiscovering Health and Medical Science
Latest Faculty News
2 July 2015
A University of Surrey research team led by David Blackbourn, Head of the School of Biosciences and Medicine have collaborated with The Department of Clinical Microbiology in the School of Medical Sciences, KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) to deliver a molecular biology workshop to KNUST staff and postgraduate students.
Latest School News
22 May 2015
‘Time for Dementia’ pairs undergraduates with dementia sufferers and their carers as part of their programme.