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?

  • no. 1 in the UK for Paramedic Science (2023 Guardian League Table) and ranked 2nd for Social Work (Guardian University Guide 2022)
  • top 25% for academic support in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) for health and social care
  • you will learn in a state-of-the-art environment including specialist labs and simulation centres. We support students throughout their time at University, and in clinical placements, through friendly and expert academic staff and first-rate learning resources and pastoral support
  • you will benefit from opportunities to expand your knowledge and practice your skills through additional qualifications including REPs level two and three qualifications for physiotherapy students, and our CPD provision ensuring lifelong learning
  • our programmes are designed alongside service users, employers and the NHS to ensure you develop essential theoretical and practical skills as well as fostering a caregiver approach to work.
  • Allied Health was ranked in the top 25% of UK universities for research impact. (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
'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