School of Health Sciences

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences

The University of Liverpool has been training healthcare professionals for over a hundred years and is a major centre for education and research in the health sciences field, with its own teaching hospital on-site.

The School of Health Sciences provides education and training to people at all stages of their careers in nursing, physiotherapy, orthoptics, radiography, radiotherapy, occupational therapy and health studies.

Whether you're studying on an undergraduate or postgraduate course, or simply looking to develop your career through continuous professional development, you will receive the training and support to be successful in today's demanding healthcare world.

Real world teaching

Our academic staff are experienced, registered, working practitioners who are continually developing their own professional knowledge and skills, based on the latest research and practice.

They're joined in curriculum development and assessing / teaching students by leading healthcare providers such as The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Liverpool Community Health, Mersey Care, Christie's, Rosemere and Clatterbridge Oncology Centre, who are all close partners.

This not only guarantees that our teaching is relevant to today's workplace, but also provides exciting opportunities for students to gain clinical experience, within a region that has a particularly diverse patient population.

This is one of the reasons why so many of our Graduates achieve top class degrees, firsts or 2:1s – and why we have such an impressive employability record.

A great place to learn

Study with us and you'll have every opportunity to hone your practical skills. Our latest facilities include a virtual reality teaching suite for radiotherapy, an imaging suite for diagnostics and plenty of simulated clinical areas.

The clinical areas are especially important because they'll allow you to train with fellow students from other disciplines, in simulated situations that reflect what you'll encounter in 'real world' healthcare.

It's a great way to gain a broad, patient-focused perspective, as is the structured clinical experience you'll gain, through placements with our healthcare partners across the North West.

To extend this we're developing international elective placements and exchange opportunities for our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Destinations so far include Australia, Africa, Spain and India

Feel at home

The School of Health Sciences is a friendly community where everybody knows each other by name. There are plenty of formal and informal study groups, as well as a full social diary that includes charity fundraising.

You'll find our tutors are very approachable and there's plenty of support available from fellow students and staff.