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Health Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences. 

We’ve built innovative, research-informed teaching into every step of your path to becoming an effective nurse or midwife. As a graduate from our Department, you’ll become a registered practitioner. You’ll also have the analytical and critical thinking skills you need to become a proficient and confident leader in the future of health and healthcare. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

State-of-the-art facilities

Throughout your course, you'll have the chance to practice your skills in our clinical simulation unit (CSU). The CSU is there to replicate a number of the areas you may work in. It has two four-bedded hospital bays, an intensive care suite and a bedsit.

Committed to equality

We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.

Highly ranked

7th in the UK for Nursing and Midwifery.
Guardian University Guide 2022; Complete University Guide 2022

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Learn how bioscience, psychology and sociology can be applied to nursing and gain insights into what a nursing career really means. 

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

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University of the Year shortlisted

“York is everything an outstanding university should be”

Find out how we made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Our University of the Year nomination

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