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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

Survey reveals parents' choices in providing children's packed lunches

Research conducted by academics at Leeds Beckett University has revealed parents’ motivations for sending their children to primary school with a packed lunch, as well as exploring what parents choose to include.

NHS Confederation chief executive appointed as Visiting Professor

NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster has been appointed as a Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Leeds Beckett University.

Becoming Beckett

Leeds Beckett University will light up the city skyline tonight as the university’s new signage will be illuminated for the first time.

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Faculty Events

Oct 8

'An expert lecture by Professor Nick Frost'

Professor Nick Frost is a Professor of Social Work at Leeds Beckett University, he is a qualified and registered social worker who practiced professionally for 15 years and is an independent chair of two Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

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.

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