The Medical School is composed of three Faculty departments and the Unit of Medical Education (AUME).


Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease

Comprises strong groups working in basic and clinical science. Major strengths are in the role of innate immunity in disease and in computer modelling/imaging and prediction of disease to improve treatment outcomes.

Human Metabolism

Oncology and Metabolism

Provides a dynamic, exciting research environment with an internationally renowned portfolio of basic, clinical and translational research, encompassing the life course. With access to world class facilities, our researchers study human processes from the level of basic biology through to diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes. We focus on translating scientific discoveries into meaningful advances in the clinic that can benefit our patients and the general population.



This Department is multifaceted, investigating neuroscience at every scale from pathological disease in humans, through studies of brain function in psychiatric disorders, to the biological development of neural tissue.


Academic Unit of Medical Education

As an Academic Unit in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sheffield, Medical Education is a significant university-based concentration of medical education resources and one of the most important in the UK.