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The Medical Sciences Division is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research and teaching and is the largest of the four academic divisions within the University.


Over 7500 academics, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, NHS clinicians and GPs together contribute to our extensive and exemplary research, teaching and clinical portfolios. The Division comprises 16 departments, and their constituent units, institutes and centres, spread across three sites in Oxford (the Science Area, Old Road and hospital sites in Headington) and includes numerous clinical research units in Africa and Asia. Our researchers work across the full range of biomedical and clinical sciences, from the molecule to large population studies. The excellence of our research is recognised by our top placing in international league tables and through ranking top for overall quality in the Research Excellence Framework. In 2015/16, our research income was £340m.
The Division’s core strategic objective is to be the best university biomedical institution in Europe and amongst the best five biomedical institutions in the world.