Health professions and social work

Careers in the different health professions and social work services are one of the most rewarding, yet challenging, within the country. From facilitating the the recovery of a stroke patient and helping a patient with cystic fibrosis maintain their independence, to racing to the scene of a car crash, a career in health will put you on the front line of delivering care to communities. Our programmes will challenge you to explore the human body and function while demonstrating the rewards of your hard work and commitment through transforming patients lives.

Why choose this subject area?

  • 1st in the UK for Paramedic Science (2023 Guardian University Guide)
  • 2nd  in the UK for Social Work (2022 Guardian University Guide)
  • top 25% for academic support in Health and Social Care in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS
  • top 25% of UK universities for Allied Health research impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
  • learn in a state-of-the-art environment including specialist labs and simulation centres
  • courses are designed alongside service users, employers and the NHS to ensure you develop essential theoretical and practical skills as well as fostering a care-giver approach to work
  • expand your knowledge and practice your skills through additional qualifications including Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) level two and three qualifications for physiotherapy students
'The course gives you the knowledge to make potentially lifesaving decisions but also gives you more advanced knowledge regarding complicated conditions and the various medicines that come with each patient.'

Khan Asghar Iqbal

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science