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  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information


  • Course length: 1 year
  • UCAS code: See below
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • This programme does not accept applications from international students.
Lecture

Career prospects

As a graduate of the School of Health Sciences you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can look forward to a career in the National Health Service, Social Services or the private sector.

You will have gained a qualification that meets the Government’s criteria for ‘fitness for purpose’ and ‘fitness for practice’ as well as developing transferable skills such as communication, information technology, problem solving and teamwork.

Nursing

The Directorate of Nursing is currently 4th in the Complete University Guide 2016, and in the 2016 National Student Survey the Directorate of Nursing was awarded a rating of 97%% for student satisfaction and 100% for graduate employment/further study.

Orthoptics

A recent National Student Survey awarded the Directorate of Orthoptics and Vision Science a rating of 100% for student satisfaction. Orthoptic graduates will be eligible to apply for statutory registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and look forward to a career as an Orthoptist in an eye care team in the National Health Service.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy graduates are eligible to apply for membership of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). There are many employment opportunities for physiotherapists to work in a wide range of clinical settings, from paediatrics to older persons’ care. Many graduates choose to work in the NHS, but others may decide to find employment in industry, private practice, sport, research or teaching. Your UK qualification also provides an opportunity to work abroad in many countries.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy graduates are eligible to apply for membership of The College of Occupational Therapy (COT), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) to work outside the UK.   Your qualification allows opportunities to build a career in the NHS and Social Services with a wide range of specialties from mental health and physical conditions across all ages.  You may also choose to work in private practice, independent health care, charities or commercial companies.

Diagnostic Radiography

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This will allow you to practise as a diagnostic radiographer. You can look forward to a career in the National Health Service or the private sector. You will have gained a qualification that meets the Government’s criteria for ‘fitness for purpose’ and ‘fitness for practice’ as well as developing transferable skills such as communication, information technology, problem solving and teamwork.

Radiotherapy

With an ageing population and improved cancer detection techniques, there is a high demand for suitably qualified healthcare professionals to support cancer patients. As a radiotherapy graduate you will be a respected health professional in one of the most rewarding and stimulating health professions and will be eligible to apply for statutory registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and become a member of the Society of Radiographers. This programme has an excellent record of graduate employment within the NHS and our graduates are well respected and valued in the UK and internationally.

Qualifying you for life

Students will develop skills including:

  • Information gathering and analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology
  • Working with others
  • Time management
  • Self-directed learning