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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

About us

With a diverse cohort of 6,000 students and 1,300 academic and research staff, the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences explores people, animals and plants across their life span. We are committed to:

  • Undertaking excellent, innovative research of the highest standards of integrity and quality, and purposed to the most pressing health conditions across our region and world-wide.
  • Delivering outstanding education, to prepare future and contemporary generations of national and international students and learners with the skills, knowledge and mindset needed to lead in healthcare, and fuel scientific discovery
  • Continuing to strengthen our partnership working industry and the commercial sector, as well as with the NHS, charities and other communities to enhance our impact regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Ensuring the culture of our faculty supports all people to achieve their potential

Our six departments, three of which form the University of Exeter Medical School, are based across several campuses and partner NHS sites in Devon and Cornwall.

Our faculty brings together an amazing combination of disciplinary and interdisciplinary strengths in both research and education. We are building on those strengths to fully develop our faculty’s potential for the future, with a strong ethos of teamwork, trust and understanding, and with respect, transparency and inclusion at the core of the way we work.