We are a leading provider of health and psychology education and applied research, offering outstanding teaching and clinical facilities in the heart of London.
Based in central London, the School offers state-of-the-art clinical skills facilities, academic excellence and a diverse student body - from those taking their first steps in healthcare, to practitioners with many years' experience in their field - to create an exciting and innovative learning environment.
From summer 2022 the School will be named the School of Health & Psychological Sciences. This recognises the transfer of the Department of Psychology to the School of Health Sciences, and the exciting new opportunities this presents for interdisciplinary research and teaching.
To align with other changes elsewhere at City, formally named ‘Divisions’ in the School of Health Sciences, will become “Departments”.
We are consistently ranked as one of the best providers in London
- 2nd in London for Health Professions (The Guardian League Table 2022)
- 1st in London for overall student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (NSS 2021 and 2022)
- 2nd in London for Speech and Language Therapy (Complete University Guide 2022 and 2023)
Health and Psychological Sciences courses
The School offers a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Degrees as well as Continuing Personal and Professional Development and short courses.
Undergraduate and Pre-Registration courses
We offer a range of undergraduate/pre-registration degrees in nursing, midwifery, optometry, psychology, radiography, nutrition, speech and language therapy and human communication. Each course is developed to deliver the core skills and understanding needed to pursue and succeed in these important and rewarding careers.
Postgraduate Diplomas and pre-registration courses
Our graduate-entry pre-registration courses allow graduates from other disciplines to gain a pre-registration health qualification in approximately two years as opposed to the usual three or four - providing a fast-track route into health professions.
The following courses are designed for health professionals who wish to gain a second registration in midwifery, health visiting, school and district nursing.
- Postgraduate Diploma Primary Care (Practice Nursing)
- Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) – for qualified, NMC registered nurses and midwives
Top-up courses and post-registration
Our range of post-registration courses for health and social care professionals allow practitioners to "top-up" their existing qualification to degree level or gain a second specialisation.
The School of Health & Psychological Sciences is a leading provider of postgraduate education in healthcare, food policy, psychology, and health and social care policy and practice.
Postgraduate students learn with academic staff who are clinical practitioners and academics engaged in interdisciplinary research across the fields of nursing, midwifery, food policy, health policy, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, autism, child development, memory, counselling and health psychology, healthcare management and research, optometry, public health, radiography and language and communication science.
Their work is transforming the provision of healthcare services in the UK and internationally.
Our flexible postgraduate Masters courses allow students to further develop skills in specialist practice areas and to develop in-depth knowledge in a wide-range of areas.
Our Masters courses start in September each year, with some also offering the opportunity to begin studying in January.
The School of Health & Psychological Sciences is committed to developing the research, practice and policy leaders of tomorrow. With world class researchers and experienced practitioners leading our courses, students graduate with a high level of skill in research methods and in the implementation of evidence-based care.
The integration of the Department of Psychology into the School will provide exciting new opportunities in areas such as mental health, counselling, and cognitive neuroscience.
Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)
Lifelong learning is a fundamental part of the School's ethos and many students return to us to continue their professional development throughout their career.
Our Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) portfolio delivers a wide range of courses that benefit both employers and individuals by tailoring activity that fits around personal and professional commitments.
We offer a wide range of day courses, modules and bespoke training to develop clinical skills, broaden knowledge in academic and practical areas, and allow practitioners to move into health research.
We also provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to diversify into leadership and health service management.
Partnering with London and the South-East's leading healthcare providers
Our long-standing strategic partnerships with NHS London, NHS Trusts and associated professional bodies gives our students placement experience with some of London and the South-East's leading healthcare providers.
School of Health & Psychological Sciences Research
We are actively engaged in internationally recognised research that has a direct impact on the provision of healthcare services today and in the future.
Our aim is to build on research excellence that informs and improves learning, practice and policy.
The integration of the Department of Psychology will bring internationally recognised expertise across many sub-fields of psychology, organised via a number of research groups and interdisciplinary centres.
These cover diverse fields including autism, human memory, mindfulness and organisational psychology, among others.