Welcome to the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
“What a pleasure to welcome you to the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences!
We are a curiosity driven, intellectually stimulating and enterprising academic community. Our vision is to positively impact the major challenges that face our society in Scotland, the UK and globally. Our research employs state-of-the-art technology and multi-disciplinary approaches to interrogate the critical questions of our time. We are committed to delivering outstanding education to future world changing students, informed by this rich research culture. Our college seeks to be inclusive and diverse, a place where staff and students alike will reach their potential, accomplished within a sustainable, future-focussed culture.
I wish you well, whether you are visiting, working or studying in our College.”
Professor Iain McInnes, Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
The College is organised into eight Schools, each focussed on key strategic research and teaching themes, and supported by College Services. Our research generates income of around £120m per annum and is focussed on improving the health and quality of life of humans and animals across the globe. Our Schools deliver internationally recognised research-led undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and build upon the diversity of our College’s extensive research activity, providing our students with a rich stimulating learning environment which prepares them for a wide variety of careers ranging from clinical medicine and veterinary medicine to biological and environmental science.
The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is home to over 2,900 staff and over 7,700 students and has a turnover of around £300m per annum. We cultivate a wide range of strategic partnerships with public and private stakeholders.
More information on the MVLS 2025 can be found here.