About the School of Life and Medical Sciences

Welcome to our School

Optometry student with patientThe School of Life and Medical Sciences provides a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate, research degrees and short courses, covering the breadth of disciplines across these exciting fields:

The University is committed to maintaining our high standards and to continue to deliver outstanding teaching and learning with exceptional research and employment opportunities.

Choose us because

We offer an extensive range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level including research and higher doctoral degree programmes. Departments within our School each have an impressive record for quality teaching and research including CPD for health professionals.

As a student with us, you can expect to receive research-led course content, opportunities to practice applying your skills in a supportive and friendly environment.

Our highly qualified and experienced academic staff are widely recognised for their expertise and often carry out research in their chosen field.

Outstanding facilities

With state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centres, impressive pharmaceutical laboratories and specialist facilities (including a Clinical Simulation Centre, a Dance Psychology Lab), and our Sports Village, the University of Hertfordshire is an outstanding place to study, live and work.

Our new science building brings all our state-of-the-art facilities, including labs and research technology, together under one roof.

Find out more about our facilities.

Campus pharmacy

The Campus pharmacy aims to enhance the clinical training of the University's pharmacy and healthcare students. It provides a full range of over-the-counter pharmacy services, public health consultations and a limited prescription service. Find out more about the Campus Pharmacy.

World-class research

The School of Life and Medical Sciences offers multidisciplinary research programmes within the stimulating and supportive environment of the specialist facilities that enable our researchers to address challenging questions of global significance in the core life and medical sciences disciplines. Find out more about our research.

Open days

Come and visit us at an open day. You will be able to explore the range of exciting courses we offer, the facilities you can use as one of our students and meet our staff for a real insight into the School of Life and Medical Sciences.