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    1. Enterprise
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About the School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences at City, University of London, is a world-leading centre for healthcare education and applied healthcare research.

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.

Find out about our on-campus clinical facilities

We are consistently ranked as one of the best providers in London:

  • 1st in London for student satisfaction in Nursing, for two consecutive years (Complete University Guide 2020 and 2021)
  • 1st in London for Medical Technology, including Radiography, for three consecutive years (Complete University Guide 2019, 2020 and 2021)
  • 1st in London for student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in London for Nursing (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in London for Radiography (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in London for subjects allied to medicine (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in UK for student satisfaction in Aural and Oral Sciences, including Speech and Language Therapy (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in UK for student satisfaction in Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics (Complete University
    Guide 2021)

Our high NSS score reflect our dedication to the success of our students:

  • 2nd in the UK for overall student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (NSS 2020)
  • 95% overall student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (NSS 2020)
  • 94% overall student satisfaction in Optometry (NSS 2020)
  • 93% overall student satisfaction for Midwifery (NSS 2020)

The School offers a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Degrees as well as Continuing Personal and Professional Development and short courses in the fields of:

  • Health Management and Policy
  • Health Studies
  • Long term care and conditions
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing (Adult, Child and Mental Health)
  • Optometry
  • Public Health
  • Radiography
  • Speech, Language and Communication Science

Divisions

The School of Health Sciences teaching and research is divided into 5 Divisions. Please follow the links below to find out more about teaching, research and academic staff in each Division.

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. Our students get to work with diverse populations, illnesses and treatments in prestigious settings including St Bartholomew's, Royal London and Great Ormond Street hospitals.

Engaging in research that influences practice and policy

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 results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) bear testament to the quality and commitment of our staff and students. For research power the School was ranked 1st in London and 9th in the UK for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health for research strength.

Find out more about our research centres and groups

Driving your professional development

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 projects 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.