Our reputation

The School of Healthcare is a research led multidisciplinary school within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The School is one of the largest of its type in the UK and regularly in the top ten league tables. 

Our achievements

Employability

University awards

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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 2014. 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.

Social Work and Social Policy

  • 3.12 grade point average
  • 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality
  • 100% of our research has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  • 79% of our research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 68.1% of our research outputs are ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

  • 3.27 grade point average
  • 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality
  • 100% of our research has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  • 91% of our research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 85.9% of our research outputs are ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

About us

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.