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  2. Health and Social Care

The study of health and social care at City is specifically designed to address challenges in modern health and social care systems.

The health and social care landscape is undergoing significant and rapid change, both in the UK and around the world. Advances in health technologies, ageing populations, increases in life expectancy, public health challenges (such as obesity) and the increasing prevalence of long-term conditions (such as diabetes and dementia), present severe and growing challenges for countries across the world.

Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care degree course adopts a multidisciplinary and evidence-based approach, drawing on a wide range of insights and research from medicine, sociology, psychology, economics, philosophy and other disciplines. You will be encouraged to think critically about how factors such as society, the environment and geography affect our experience of health and illness, and of health and social care services.

Drawing on the expertise of our academic team and external experts, the degree will help you development practical and transferable skills to prepare you for a career within health and social care.

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The School of Health Sciences delivers world-leading healthcare research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 82% of our research activity was rated as either ‘World Class’ or ‘Internationally Excellence’. Many academic staff from the School are research active and are recognised in both the UK and overseas for their contributions to the healthcare sector.


The School of Health Sciences has two main locations, Myddelton Street where all academic and support staff are based; this is also where the Student Helpdesk can be found and at City's main campus Northampton Square. The School’s specialist teaching facility the Clinical Skills Centre is based within The Tait Building in Northampton Square, this is where the majority of teaching takes place.

Our relationship with some of London’s leading hospitals and trusts including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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