The Life Sciences Initiative (LSI) has an active and innovative education portfolio. Combining world-leading research with outstanding teaching in high quality facilities in the vibrant heart of east London, QMUL prepares graduates with the knowledge and expertise to excel, while providing an incredible London university experience.
Life sciences education is a priority area in the UK due to the perceived lack of well-trained life sciences graduates with a high level of numeracy and the ability to deal with the large data sets that modern technology increasingly is making available. The life sciences sector in the UK and worldwide is substantial and growing, and there is likely to be an increasing demand for well-qualified graduates in this area.
Life sciences degrees
New courses that will be part of the LSI are being developed to provide a modern set of programmes to meet the needs of a growing sector.
See full details of available undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer here and browse our student profiles to learn more about the experience of students studying at QMUL.
View available undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
As a Russell Group institution our academic research is world-renowned and will often form the basis of our degrees; our students benefit from being taught by the absolute experts in their field and by having important academic research being passed onto them in lectures and seminars.
The results of the most recent national assessment of research – the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) – have confirmed our place in the very top group of research-led universities in the UK. Overall, we were ranked ninth among multi-faculty universities in the UK.
Read more about our life sciences research.
At QMUL we ensure that student satisfaction with the quality of the teaching they receive remains consistently high. In the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2014), our students praised staff for explaining their subject well (90 per cent), for their enthusiasm (86 per cent) and for making their course intellectually stimulating (87 per cent).
Learn more about our teaching methods.
High quality facilities
Students studying QMUL’s life sciences programmes receive inspirational teaching from experts in their fields, and are able to participate in cutting-edge research and development projects. If you join them, you will be learning in modern and comfortable buildings, equipped with the most up-to-date facilities.
Find out more about our teaching and learning facilities.
Heart of east London
Queen Mary is a campus-based university located in the East End of London. As one of the world’s most exciting and culturally rich cities, London really is the ultimate student destination. Our campus is very well linked by public transport and just a stone's throw away from the delights of trendy east London.
Education and research in the life sciences prepares QMUL students for a wide variety of careers in this growing sector. The Government has identified the life sciences as a key growth area for the UK economy and this brings with it demands for skilled graduates.
At QMUL you will have a vast careers service at your disposal providing a whole calendar of events, skill enhancement workshops, one-to-one opportunities to discuss your options and mock-interviews.
Discover the services our careers service offers.
The LSI has an annual round of PhD studentships, with new projects being advertised in the late summer or autumn of each year. QMUL offers a range of scholarships and bursaries for UK, EU and international students who want to study at postgraduate level.
See full details of funding opportunities and read case studies.