About us

The School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine plays a major role in the research and teaching carried out by the College of Medical and Dental Sciences and brings together extensive expertise in a wide-ranging field of medical sciences with an integrated clinical and basic science portfolio, associating excellence in research, education and clinical leadership.


Research in basic and clinical sciences in these areas is fully integrated in the School, which offers state-of-the-art facilities, including the Institute of Biomedical Research and the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility. It also has links with major NHS Trusts in the region including the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham Women's Hospital, the  Heart of England and the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trusts .

Teaching  takes advantage of the range of research expertise available to deliver the highest standard of instruction to both undergraduates  and to postgraduates. Postgraduate qualifications are available in the form of  MPhil / PhD by research, MD by research and taught Masters (MSc). New Pharmacy education programmes include a DPharm for registered pharmacists who are experienced practitioners and a MPharm course starting in 2013.

The School  contains a number of  academic sections,  each encompassing education and research.

The School is host to research centres: