Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences

Seebohm Rowntree Building

One of the UK's leading university health sciences departments for both teaching and research.

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Our large, multidisciplinary department offers a range of educational programmes in the health and social care field.

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Ranked joint first nationally for our research environment (REF 2014). 

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Ranked 7th nationally in public health, health services and primary care unit of assessment (REF 2014).

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An exciting learning environment with a flexible programme of modules and study pathways.

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An attractive, landscaped campus with a wealth of leisure facilities, all within easy walking distance.

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Three postgraduate scholarships available starting October 2016. 

Professor Karl Atkin, Head of Department

Whether you are looking for a career in nursing, midwifery, public health or in health research, a warm welcome awaits you from our team of dedicated staff and current students.

It is an exciting time to be studying here – in the most recent assessment of quality (REF 2014), our research environment was joint first and we were rated 7th nationally in public health, health services and primary care. Our core philosophy is that our teaching and research should improve health and healthcare through the application of evidence-based practice. Read more ...

Professor Karl Atkin, Head of Department

We are currently offering scholarships for our Master in Public Health and MSc in Applied Health Research, starting in October 2016. Click on the links to find out more.

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