Life changing degree courses

Our degree courses are different to most within higher education; they give students an opportunity to directly contribute to the health and social wellbeing of our society. Our graduates will have the responsibility for the lives of individuals and families on a local, national and often international level.

If you want a degree that makes a difference, that has purpose and meaning, join us

The School of Healthcare offers you the opportunity to study for a degree and gain a professional qualification in one of eight health and social care disciplines including Adult, Child or Mental Health Nursing, Healthcare Sciences (Audiology and Cardiac Physiology),  Midwifery, Radiography and Social Work. All courses combine theory with assessed periods of practice, with involvement of service users and carers and leading researchers in the field of healthcare.

Top ranked School of Healthcare

The quality of the student experience is evident in our ranking in the top five universities in the Independent University league tables for Nursing and Audiology and Social Work is ranked second in the Guardian League tables. As one of the largest schools in the country, we have the experience, support and knowledge base to make your study at Leeds rewarding, memorable and up to the minute.

Life-changing undergraduate programmes

We educate professionals who have responsibility for individuals and families from 'cradle to grave'; from a midwife helping a mother to give birth safely, to a nurse and social worker providing home care in the last few months of a person's life. Our students make a difference, what they do changes lives.

Innovative and relevant

Our courses will give you the skills to meet the challenges of 21st century healthcare. We consistently review their content to ensure that they reflect current health and social care needs, local and national policy and national and international research based practice. and we redesigning and revalidate our nursing programmes, at least every five years which means that the programmes you study at Leeds are up to date and meet the changing and diverse care needs of the population. Please look at the current curriculum outlines on the website.

Athena Swan - supporting women in science

The School is proud to announce that it is one of only three schools in the UK that have been recognised with the Bronze Athena SWAN endorsement in recognition of its wide ranging support and development of women in Science.

Fully-funded courses

Some programmes are fully funded by the Health Service and financial support for the majority of students is by a means-tested bursary.  Some students, on designated programmes, receive a salary while they learn and work, typically, in a local healthcare setting. Excellent career prospects

Employment prospects are excellent with 97% of graduates from the School of Healthcare having a job after six months. Most students find work in the National Health Service or with Social and Welfare Services and some also gain employment abroad where British qualifications are considered a 'gold standard' of education. We have an exciting study abroad programme for those wishing to gain international healthcare study experience.

Professional qualifications

Students qualify with an Honours degree and a professional qualification which is a licence to practice. If you want a degree that  makes a difference, that has purpose and meaning, come and join us!