About us

St George's is a unique health sciences university; distinct, yet very well connected

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About us

Welcome to St George’s, University of London, the UK’s only independent medical and healthcare higher education institution. St George’s is a modern, innovative academic and research organisation built upon a rich history stretching back 250 years. Alumni include John Hunter, known as the father of modern surgery, and Edward Jenner, creator of the first vaccine, used to eradicate smallpox.

We share a site with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals. Our smaller size lends a genuine community feel – students and staff can walk the corridors of our facilities from clinical teaching room to laboratory to hospital ward or clinic. As testament to this we were voted London's best student experience for two years in a row in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Browse our range of undergraduate and postgraduate medical and healthcare courses to see what we can offer.

Research work at St George’s is focused within three research institutes, Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences, Infection and Immunity and Population Health. We aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in areas including infection and immunity, heart disease and stroke, and cell signalling. We are also focused on enhancing understanding of public health and epidemiology, clinical genetics, and social care sciences.

 

 


Athena SWAN



St George’s has an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. The Charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science.
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Experts at St George’s join crucial Ebola vaccine test on humans

Scientists based at St George’s, University of London, have joined an international consortium to conduct a clinical trial to test an Ebola vaccine in Africa.

St George’s comes second in national job prospects survey

A national survey into the chances of finding graduate-level employment after leaving university has placed St George’s, University of London, second in the UK.

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