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Faculty of Health Studies

The Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford, UK is one of the largest faculties in the University and is a reputable provider of high quality education and training, tailored to meet the needs of the healthcare workforce and service users.

Our course provision is highly regarded for nursing and allied health professions and can pave ways to rewarding careers. We work with a number of partners in health and social care, as well as the voluntary, non-profit and non-government sector to make sure that you learn from the best people possible, including leading academics, healthcare professionals and active researchers.

Students interact with service users and carers from a huge variety of backgrounds through regional NHS trusts and social care providers, experience that is priceless in the working world. Shared teaching and research expertise from the Faculty is offered through interdisciplinary teaching across our core research modules.

Our graduates are equipped with the employability skills they need to succeed in a wide range of healthcare and associated professions, along with the foundations for lifelong learning.

We additionally provide an extensive range of post-registration programmes for NHS practitioners and other healthcare professionals to develop their skills and update their knowledge.

Message from the Dean

I am very pleased to welcome you to the website of the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford.  We provide excellent research-informed teaching delivered by highly committed staff and conduct real-world research that makes a positive impact to people’s lives. Whether you’re looking to train as a healthcare or public health professional, or you’re a practitioner developing your career through continuing professional development, you’ll find a staff team who are dedicated to your success.

Examples of our excellence include our Physiotherapy team who have been recognised with a national Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from AdvanceHE, and our Centre for Applied Dementia Studies who were awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for world-leading work to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

I hope you find something of interest on our website. Please do contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr William Martin - Dean of Faculty of Health Studies

Dr William Martin
Dean, Faculty of Health Studies

School of Nursing & Health Care Leadership

The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership (SNHL) within the Faculty of Health Studies prepares undergraduate and graduates for roles in Nursing, Public Health and Leadership in today’s complex health care systems here in the UK and around the world.

Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

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School of Allied Health Professions & Midwifery

The School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery consists of Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy and Sport, Occupational Therapy and Radiography.

Allied Health Professions and Midwifery

Centre for Applied Dementia Studies

The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies is making a substantial on-going contribution to dementia research, education, scholarships and training. We undertake landmark research, with support from a range of funding providers.

Centre for Applied Dementia Studies

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Practice education

Practice Education in clinical placements is a key part of undergraduate study at the Faculty of Health Studies, accounting for up to 50% of credits.

The practical experience provided on placements helps equip our students for a career in Health and Social Care. They allow students to develop their skills in real world situations, with structured guidance and support from established professionals acting as student mentors.

It allows our students to get a feel for roles in Health and Social Care, both inside the NHS and in private settings, and identify areas of focus after graduation.

Our provision for practice education is highly regarded, with our initiatives attracting national attention. 

Healthcare placements

Visit the NHS Yorkshire and the Humber Practice Placement Quality Assurance website.

This site allows students and mentors to access information on practice placements.

Placement evaluations should be submitted online through this site.

Clinics run by the Faculty of Health Studies staff and students

CPD courses

Study a PhD at the Faculty of Health Studies

Find out more about our PhD course at the Faculty of Health Studies.

Courses approved by the Health & Care Professions Council and NMC

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How to find us

if you need more information on how to find us, please see our university contact page.