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About the Faculty

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health has an integrated structure that enables us to deliver a truly translational approach to the life sciences. This helps ensure smooth research pathways - from pure discovery science through to clinical application and patient care.

We develop and deliver the highest quality education and training for health professionals and life scientists in partnership with the NHS and industry. We contribute to the University's tradition of innovation and improvements in the health of people around the world.

We are the largest supplier of healthcare graduates to the NHS in the north-west of England. We produce highly-trained and skilled professionals who are increasingly sought-after by employers across the health industry.

This is supported by a programme of continuing professional development in teaching and learning for the academic staff and health professionals who teach our students.

We also conduct outstanding, world-leading research in the biological, medical and health sciences across eight research themes. We take our social responsibility to make a contribution to the 'greater good' seriously.

The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) reflects the Faculty’s improvements in research quality and strength across all our Units of Assessment since the last assessment in 2014. We are particularly proud of our performance within the Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, which was ranked second overall nationally (Grade Point Average/GPA; and Biological Sciences which ranked fifth nationally (GPA).

The integration of discovery biology, clinical application and patient care within a single Faculty, particularly in a region with notable health inequality, provides us with a real opportunity to have a very significant and positive impact on people's lives.