About the School of Life and Medical Sciences

Welcome to our School

The 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

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

Athena Swan

In the School of Life and Medical Sciences, we firmly believe that promoting gender equality and establishing a fair and inclusive environment for staff and students ultimately results in improving the working and study environment for everyone, both men and women.

We are proud to have worked towards a silver award with Athena SWAN, which aims to address the under representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) subjects.

Find out more about our work with Athena SWAN

Open day, news and events

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.

For the latest in news and upcoming events from the School of Life an Medical Sciences.