The School of Healthcare is a research led multidisciplinary school within the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
- Top 50 in the world for nursing and midwifery - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
- Top 10 in the UK for nursing – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
- Top 10 in the UK for nursing and midwifery- The Complete University Guide 2022
- 3rd in Yorkshire and the Humber for nursing and midwifery- The Complete University Guide 2022
- 5th in Yorkshire and the Humber for social work – The Complete University Guide 2022
- 11th in the UK for Social Work- The Times & Sunday Times league tables 2021
- 98% of nursing and midwifery students are in graduate-level jobs, or are in further study at professional or HE level, within 15 months of graduating from the University of Leeds- The Guardian University Guide 2022
- The University of Leeds is among the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022
- We were voted 3rd in the UK in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
- 5th in UK for graduate recruitment (High Fliers Research, 2021)
- Find out more about all our university awards
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
Every six years or so, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The funding bodies use the outcomes to inform the allocation of their research funding to HEIs. The Research Excellence Framework was the framework used in 2021. The research undertaken in the School of Healthcare spans a number of disciplines. These include Social Work and Social Policy as well as Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.
In REF 2021, the School of Healthcare was submitted in Unit of Assessment 3 (UoA 3), aligned with Nursing & Allied Health; and combined with Dentistry. Within Nursing & Allied Health, this was the equivalent of 17.6 full time staff from the School of Healthcare and 11.8 staff from the School of Medicine.
The results confirmed that 95% of the submitted research activity is either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).
Visit the REF 2021 web page to learn more.
The School of Healthcare takes pride at being at the forefront of advancing the healthcare agenda by leading change and development in education, research, healthcare policy and practice. The School provides high quality education and undertakes applied research in health and social care. We have talented academic staff that excel in their speciality and undertake leading research across five themes: Long-term conditions, Maternal and child and family health, Medicines optimisation, Mental health, People, systems and services.
We have a vibrant postgraduate research community studying full-time and part-time PhD’s. Our international PhD community is growing alongside clinical academics. We welcome interested students to contact leaders in the relevant research theme prior to application.