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Teaching and facilities

Students studying on Queen Mary’s life sciences programmes receive teaching from leading scientists and clinicians in their fields, and are able to participate in cutting-edge research and development projects. If you choose to join them, you will be learning in modern and comfortable buildings, equipped with the most up-to-date research facilities.

Based in Whitechapel, the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry shares facilities with the brand new Royal London Hospital, one of the largest new hospitals in Europe. The hospital includes London’s leading trauma and emergency care centre, one of Europe’s largest renal services, the Institute of Dentistry and one of the UK’s biggest paediatric services.

The School’s other facilities include the Blizard Institute, based in an award-winning building and housing stunning open-plan biomedical research facilities, and the Centre of the Cell, our pioneering £4m biomedical science education centre, where undergraduate and postgraduate students can volunteer to support its activities. The Blizard Institute also contains state-of-the-art facilities for light microscopy, flow cytometry, high-content screening, biological services and a 400-seat lecture theatre. Additional resources in the School include core facilities for genomic and proteomic analysis, histopathology, and statistical analysis.

Academics based in our Faculty of Science and Engineering are doing leading research across many areas of science and technology, and your learning will prepare you for future developments in research practice. Over the next four years the Faculty is investing over £25 million in its buildings, equipment and teaching facilities to ensure that our students continue to be taught using the most advanced teaching methods in state-of-the-art laboratories.

Within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, core facilities range from an analytical laboratory to a zebrafish facility. The School has recently invested over £1m in equipment for cell biology, structural biology and aquatic biology. It also has a bioinformatics hub and access to the university’s Genome Centre. Some of its academic staff are based at the River Laboratory in Wareham, Dorset, and these research facilities are also available to our students.

The School of Engineering and Materials Science has excellent laboratories for biomaterial development and characterisation, including facilities at the Division of Bioengineering and the Division of Materials Engineering.

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