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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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About 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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Faculty News

Children think school meals should be healthier, new study reveals

A new study by academics at Leeds Beckett University has found school meals are frequently ‘unhealthy’, ‘fatty’ or ‘soggy’, according to the primary school children who eat them.

The changing profile and perception of dementia addressed at inaugural lecture

In her recent inaugural lecture as Professor of Dementia Studies at our University, Claire Surr highlighted the changing profile and perception of dementia in recent years, suggesting that the outlook for people living with the condition has never been more positive.

Psychology academic takes on leadership role with British Psychological Society

Dr Glenn Williams, Principal Lecturer in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health in the School of Health and Community Studies at our University, is set to take on the role of Chair of the Committee for the British Psychological Society (BPS)’s Community Psychology Section.

Faculty Events

Nov 28

Undergraduate Open Day

Our Open Days are a great way to find out why we are one of the most popular universities in the country. It's your opportunity to see our incredible campuses, talk to staff and students and find out everything you need to know about student life.

Jan 28

Professor Dean Fathers: "Adding Value in the Public Sector"

Health organisations in the UK have the double pressure of meeting increasing demands at the same time as meeting financial improvement targets. This lecture will look at this fundamental challenge and suggest that some of the solution might mean that NHS leaders might just need to break with conventional norms and received wisdoms.

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