Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

About us

Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS). The Faculty is the second largest in the University, with 2000 full-time and nearly 2000 part-time students.

The University has risen substantially in the league tables, moving to 4th in The Guardian league table 2017.

Within the faculty, our food, nutrition and dietetics programmes are number one in both The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide league table. Our nursing programmes ranked top-ten in the UK by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and our psychology programmes ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2017. Our biosciences programmes are ranked seventh in The Guardian league table, seventh in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide and 8th in The Complete University Guide and our sports sciences programmes are ranked 7th in The Complete University Guide.

As well as expertise in learning and teaching in biosciences and health sciences, our faculty is also widely recognised for world-class research. In the latest UK research excellence framework (REF 2014) we were rated one of the top eight UK institutions for biosciences, health sciences, psychology and veterinary research. Our research has led to improved understanding and treatment of diabetes, cancer, addiction, cardiovascular and infectious diseases.  In addition, we have world-leading research in sleep and chronobiology and systems biology.    

Whether you are here to study for a first or higher degree or are a short-term visitor, I wish you every success in your time here and warmly welcome you to our Faculty.