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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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Faculty News

Professor Craig announced as new Head of School at Leeds Beckett

Leeds Beckett University has appointed Professor John Craig as the next Head of School for the School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences.

New Prison Research Network established at university

A new research hub has been launched at Leeds Beckett University, bringing together a community interested in the social impact of imprisonment and the challenges facing former prisoners and their families.

New Leeds Rhinos therapy clinic gives students essential experience

Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy students at our University have spent the past year gaining valuable experience working in a new soft tissue therapy clinic, based at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, with Leeds Rhinos rugby players. Under the supervision of their tutors, the students have provided hundreds of extra hours of therapy for the Super League players.

Faculty Events

Jun 9

Conference: 'Dietitians in the Media'

Join us in celebrating the work and value of Dietitians in the media during Trust a Dietitian week.

Jun 12

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.

Jun 18

Putting People First: Developing Best Cultures for Practice

Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Adult Social Care and York Street Practice would like to invite you to a free one-day conference focusing on the theme of promoting ‘cultures of inclusivity’ within health and social care.

Jun 20

Postgraduate Open Day

Find out more about postgraduate and professional study at Leeds Beckett and discover how we can help you raise your game at our next Open Day.

Oct 3

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.

Oct 24

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.

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