Institute of Clinical Sciences

We perform world-leading, multidisciplinary research that equips the next generation of healthcare leaders with knowledge, skills and attributes.

Research themes

  • Discovery and Translational Science

    Fundamental research into the causes, mechanisms, prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic management of common human diseases and conditions.

  • Next Generation Biotechnology

    Research that takes our fundamental discovery science through clinical trials/evaluations and drives innovation in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the human condition.

  • Health Science and Societal Care

    Global research into disease patterns, social beliefs and behaviours that impact upon health and wellbeing at societal and individual levels.

  • Healthcare and Biomedical Education

    Research that reflects the healthcare education that professionals and practitioners need to provide safe and effective care to patients and health service providers.

Within the Institute

  • Birmingham Medical School

    Birmingham Medical School became part of the University of Birmingham in 1900. Our staff and students have immeasurably benefitted human health through their innovations in medical practice and research since this date.

  • School of Biomedical Sciences

    For over 20 years the School of Biomedical Sciences has offered undergraduate and postgraduate students the chance to learn and work alongside researchers at the forefront of their field.

  • School of Dentistry

    The School of Dentistry is a place for leading scientists, professionals and students who want to be involved in world-class research, or achieve undergraduate or postgraduate degrees through our popular research or taught programmes.

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

    Developing skills in leadership and high quality patient care for student nurses and midwives within a collaborative research and teaching environment.

  • School of Pharmacy

    Our taught programmes are underpinned by cutting edge research, allowing us to equip our students for a career on the front line of the healthcare system.

  • College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School

    Postgraduate students are immersed in a world of discovery and opportunity with access to a wide variety of academic programs at the Graduate School.