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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Equal first for our research environment in the Research Exellence Framework 2014

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Equal seventh in public health, health services and primary care unit of assessment in the Research Excellence Framework 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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PhD studentships available in a wide range of subjects.

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.

In the most recent assessment of quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014), our research environment was joint first and we were rated seventh 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. Find out more.

Professor Karl Atkin, Head of Department

Interested in working in the Department? Visit our vacancies page for details of current opportunities. We also have three PhD studentships available and a Masters studentship available.

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