The School of Health Sciences is based in the Institute of Population Health. For over a hundred years, we've trained and educated healthcare professionals. We have established ourselves as one of the world's most respected healthcare education and research providers.

Rebecca Rylance - Graham

In partnership with healthcare collaborators, we will deliver internationally renowned teaching and research that shapes the future of healthcare professionals and the care they deliver. Our reputation will be that of a collaborative community of learners, which serves as an example to the rest of the University and beyond.

Dr Rebecca Rylance-Graham, Dean of the School of Health Sciences

Why choose us?

We provide professional healthcare education and training to people at all stages of their careers. Our clinicians and students produce leading research that is innovative and impactful for patients and clinical services.

Whether you're interested in undergraduate or postgraduate study or looking to develop your career through our Foundation programme or Continuing Professional Development at the School of Health Sciences you will receive the education and support that you need to be successful in today's demanding world of healthcare.

Our programmes

Diagnostic Radiography

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Orthoptics

Physiotherapy

Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology

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Our research

The School of Health Sciences has over 80 academic staff, with research expertise ranging from discovery science, applied research through to healthcare innovation. Our research is entrenched in ‘real world’ clinical issues, making an impact on patients’ lives and the wider population.

Vision, mission and aims

Our vision

Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals in the 21st century. The integration of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences places it at the forefront of developments in the education and research of a wide range of healthcare professionals. This provides opportunities for cross-School education and research activities. The diversity of disciplines in the Faculty provides a stimulating environment, enriching the staff and student experience.

We are committed to providing:

  • A stimulating, supportive and inter-professional learning environment for a wide range of students through high quality, innovative teaching underpinned by research and other scholarly activities
  • High quality learning and teaching that produces highly employable practitioners and provides opportunities for them to enhance their skills and knowledge through continuing professional development
  • Evidence-based health care, through primary research and research synthesis and links with health and social care partners.

Accreditations and partnerships

Athena SWAN Silver Award

As a Faculty overall we are accredited with the Athena SWAN Silver Award, which covers each of the four institutes, recognising our commitment to advancing gender equality.