Introduction to the Department

If you want a career in health and social sciences, we have exciting and inspiring courses for you to choose from. As well as expanding your knowledge, the courses will teach you to apply what you've learnt so you can start making a difference as soon as you graduate.

Teaching and research excellence

Our staff conduct industry-leading research and contribute to conferences all over the world. This real-world knowledge feeds into the learning environment and supports the development of courses that inspire creativity through challenging current practice.

Learning opportunities

We use new technologies to enhance learning, giving you a richer knowledge base and online support network. With opportunities to study abroad, you can broaden your horizons further in stimulating new environments.

Vibrant location

Bristol is rich in the arts, culture and heritage – the perfect backdrop for your studies. One of the UK’s largest cities, it has a diverse population. As a result, it has an established services infrastructure and numerous organisations serving the community.

Our partners

Our partner organisations range from the Police and Probation Services to international development charities and support networks. These provide opportunities for practical experience in Bristol and farther afield. We ensure you get involved – in work placements, internships, volunteering and community initiatives.

Whether you are changing career, continuing your studies or boosting your current job prospects, we look forward to welcoming you.

Professor Steven Neill
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

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