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Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Dean of HSS
Professor Ieuan Ellis 
Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Our innovative courses provide students with an exceptional learning experience through high quality research-informed teaching. Following recent major investment in our estate, we provide outstanding new specialist teaching and learning facilities and our library is open 24/7. Our experienced staff possess a wealth of professional and academic experience and engage in research which is recognised as being nationally and internationally excellent. The Faculty works in strong and effective partnerships with a wide range of regional employers across the health and social care sectors, providing work-related placement learning opportunities and ensuring high-levels of graduate employment.

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Our Schools

Health & Community Studies

The School of Health & Community Studies provides research and education in health and social care. Our teaching is located in the workplace and we have strong links with employers across the region and overseas.

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Health & Wellbeing
The School of Health and Wellbeing has achieved worldwide recognition for research in Healthy Communities, Men’s Health, Childhood Nutrition and Obesity and health promotion.

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Rehabilitation & Health Sciences
The School of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences offers a portfolio of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses and research opportunities. Our work is supported by several laboratories which provide up to date facilities for undertaking biomedical ‘bench’ research as well as behavioural research in human participants. 

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Social, Psychological & Communication Sciences
The School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences offers a wide range of exciting and challenging subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which address the key psychological, social, political and interpersonal communication issues of today.

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Faculty Case Studies

Nicholas Renn Nichol BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development, 2012

The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.

Emma O'HaraBSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, 2009

The tutors made learning really relaxed; they were easy to approach and really happy to explain areas where I wanted to know more.

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Our Faculty Research Areas

Faculty News

Prisoners supporting each other proves successful, study shows

As the prison population in England and Wales reaches almost 90,000, a research study led by the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University – previously known as Leeds Metropolitan University - has assessed whether health programmes run by prisoners themselves work to improve health in prison.

Health leaders gather at Leeds Beckett for public debate

The future of the NHS workforce will be on the agenda at a free public event held at Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday 22 October as Professor Nicki Latham and a panel of senior health sector leaders host a lecture and panel discussion.

Lecture reflects on effectiveness of Serious Case Reviews

A public lecture reflecting on the role of Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) in safeguarding children in England has been held at Leeds Beckett University.

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Faculty Events

Oct 22

'Adolescence: Approach with Caution' - Dr Liat Levita

To survive we must avoid things that cause us harm and pain, so how do we modulate our behaviour to avoid negative outcomes?

Oct 22

'Creating a flexible workforce that embraces research and innovation' - Professor Nicki Latham

In this public lecture, Leeds Beckett University Visiting Professor, Nicki Latham, will draw upon her professional experience to address the future of the NHS and associated challenges.

Nov 17

Festival of Politics & Applied Global Ethics 2014

The annual Festival of Politics & Applied Global Ethics is a programme of talks, debates, simulations, workshops and films providing opportunities for discussion of a wide range of social and political issues.

Nov 19

Manchester Postgraduate Study Fair

Now in its 21st year, the Manchester Postgraduate Study Fair is an opportunity to find out find out more about postgraduate and professional courses at Leeds Beckett University.

Nov 22

Open Day

Open days give you the chance to chat to lecturers and current students, talk to faculty staff about the course you are interested in, visit student accommodation, tour the campuses and look at all our amazing facilities.

Nov 26

'Using theatre to explore understandings of contemporary women's lives in Uganda' - Professor Jane Plaistow

The Uganda Women's Intergenerational Theatre Project.

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