About us

We are at the cutting edge internationally in developing novel solutions for global health challenges, to achieve this, we work closely with key industrial partners and clinical leaders to generate new models of for delivering for integrated health and social care. 

7th in the UK

For nursing in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2024

8th in the UK

For nursing in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

8th in the UK

And top 75 in the world for nursing in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023.


Of our health sciences students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2023, HESA).

We aim to

  • Deliver excellence in healthcare learning and teaching to create a workforce fit for the future.
  • Provide a high-quality student experience to all of our learners.
  • Produce world-class healthcare research that addresses global healthcare priorities and underpins the delivery of integrated ethical care supported by technological and clinical innovation.
  • Become an international leader of health science innovation.
  • Create an environment to inspire productivity and creativity.
  • Recruit, retain and develop excellent staff.
  • Work to viable and sustainable practices across the School.


We work with diverse patient and social care groups in which research-related knowledge and skills benefit individuals, organisations and society. 

Our team have made significant advances in understanding patient and family experiences, methods for research, and the theory and application of health and social care.

We have worked with commercial partners to share our knowledge and help get ideas into practice through Knowledge Transfer Partnership awards

Global connections

Global partnerships are crucial to realising our ambition to improve healthcare through our research, education, innovation and enterprise.

We seek to promote our ground-breaking research and attract the most promising researchers and students from around the world. We do this by forging links with business and industry and have, as a result, developed close relationships with talented people and like-minded organisations around the world.

As a research-intensive University, we are committed to interacting with the best researchers on the global stage to address issues affecting healthcare. Our international collaborations in research have led to many of our research outputs featuring an international co-author.