Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
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 and 8th in the Complete University Guide. Within the faculty, our psychology programmes ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2016 and the National Student Survey 2014 and 9th in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015. Our biosciences programmes ranked seventh in the Guardian league table and The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, and 14th in the Complete University Guide. Our nursing programmes are ranked second in the UK by the Complete University Guide and 15th in The Guardian league table and our food, nutrition and dietetics programmes are number one in the Complete University Guide league table and ranked second in The Times/Sunday Times Good 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.
Schools in FHMS
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Latest Faculty News
21 July 2015
The Global Innovation Initiative scheme was announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry in June 2013, stating:
"And this important initiative is going to support multilateral research emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and it will focus on issues such as climate change, which we have just discussed at length, and sustainable development. And this initiative will also further our higher education cooperation, which is a priority of both President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron. It will bolster collaborations between universities in the United States and the United Kingdom."
Latest School News
1 July 2015
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Professor Mark Cropley discussed the pressures of taking your work life home with you.