School of Health and Social Work

The School of Health and Social Work is a well established centre for education and research in the field of health care, committed to high academic standards.

At the SHSW we work closely with local health and social care providers to deliver innovative programmes of study that enhance the knowledge and skills of health and social care workers, improving the care experienced by patients and clients. We also collaborate with our NHS partners to support our research activities. Our School’s main base is on the attractive main University campus in Cottingham.

Many of our staff are skilled and experienced health and social care professionals and all are highly qualified in their specialist fields. We have a full range of skills and expertise to support and enhance learning.

The School is comprised of five subject areas, which reflect our areas of academic and professional expertise:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedical, Perioperative and Advanced Practice
  • Psychological Health, Wellbeing and Social Work
  • Professional Development and Associated Health and Social Care Disciplines

The Scarborough Centre for Health Care Studies is our new Centre based at our Scarborough campus in North Yorkshire.

We provide a full range of educational experiences, from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions and stand-alone modules of study to Foundation degrees, honours degrees, Masters degrees, and research degrees including MPhil, MRes and PhDs.

Whether you are looking for initial qualifying programmes in a particular field of health and social care or are an experienced professional seeking to enhance your career, we have something for you.

To complement practice learning experiences we have a well-equipped Centre for Clinical Skills facility that allows students to develop their skills in a safe and supported environment.

The School is also a growing centre for research: our research activity is organised into three Research Development Groups.

  • Health Technology, Innovation & Intervention
  • Wellbeing in Long Term Conditions
  • Maternal, Reproductive, Relationships & Sexual Health

We believe such research activity enhances the quality of our learning environment.

If you require more information or further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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