The Schools of Medical Sciences and Medicine are located on a single site shared with the major acute hospital in the North of Scotland and the Medical School. The former departments of Biomedical Physics and Bio-Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, and Molecular and Cell Biology have merged to form the School of Medical Sciences. The School of Medicine comprises 17 clinical departments or units. There are excellent facilities for applied health science research in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences.
The Institute of Medical Sciences contains state-of-the-art equipment for biomedical and fundamental research.
The research activities across the two Schools are focussed into six areas of research excellence and are collaborative and interactive across disciplines: Bone & Musculoskeletal Research, Cell & Developmental Biology, Immunity & Inflammation, Microbiology and Neuroscience. The Institute of Applied Health Sciences is involved in health services research and a number of areas of health, primary care and medicine.
As well as undertaking world-class research, there is a vibrant community of taught- and research- postgraduate students. We provide a first class structure for postgraduate student training and assessment and comprehensive postgraduate training in transferable and generic skills and research techniques.