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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

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.

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.

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Our Faculty Research Areas

Faculty News

Mindfulness Meditation workshop launched at Leeds Beckett

A one-day introduction to mindfulness meditation will be held at Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday 28 January.

Leeds Beckett opens doors to students of the future

Leeds Beckett University is opening its doors this weekend as it welcomes around 5,000 visitors to its open day on Saturday 22 November.

Leeds Beckett Professor heads-up Movember research

A Leeds Beckett University Professor is leading a research project on behalf of the Movember Foundation, exploring how best to address boys’ and men’s mental wellbeing health through prevention, early intervention and stigma reduction.

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Faculty Events

Nov 26

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

The Uganda Women's Intergenerational Theatre Project.

Nov 27

Postgraduate Open Evening

Our open evenings are a great way to explore your options and talk informally with teaching staff, specialist advisors and current students.

Dec 3

'Identity, "Authenticity" and the Irish in England' - Dr Marc Scully

Dr Marc Scully is based at the University of Leicester and is a member of the Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain research programme.

Jan 28

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

This one day workshop with Dr Elliot Cohen introduce mindfulness meditation and a wide range of mindfulness-based approaches to a diverse audience.

Feb 4

'Creating Safer Organisations: Practical implications of research about abuse in professional settings' - Marcus Erooga

Marcus Erooga will discuss the impact of recent high profile cases of abuse by people in a position of trust.

Feb 10

PG Dip Youth Work and Community Development (JNC) Taster Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about current policy / practice issues impacting on young people, families and their communities? Do you want to meet other practitioners and engage in critical debate?

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