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Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education

The Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education brings together courses in science, education, health and social work at our Kingston Hill campus and Penrhyn Road campus.

All courses combine essential practical experience with your university education. Depending on your course, you could spend up to half your learning time on practice placements.

Our health, science, social work and education students benefit from our practising experts, an extended community and opportunities to network with professional bodies, schools, local authorities and companies.

You will also use virtual environments and simulated scenarios to gain the skills you need to put your knowledge into practice.

Our facilities include a Social Work Practice Learning Suite which is purpose-built for students to learn and practise key skills. State-of-the-art nursing and midwifery skills labs and simulation suites replicate a hospital ward, GP practice and birthing room.

Education students benefit from over 100 years of experience in the education and training of teachers, as well as facilities for practising lessons before taking them into school.

Meet our people

Rick splits his time between teaching a range of modules in pre- and post-qualifying courses, leading on various research projects and working with others within the department to develop new ideas for research and scholarship.

Professor Rick Hood
Professor of Social Work

“Kingston University is one of the few universities in the country that requires students to work at two separate trusts for their practical placements. This makes the experience and exposure to midwifery work more varied.”

Izzie, Midwifery

Our courses

Biomedical science, cancer biology and microbiology

Our extensive links with leading healthcare and research laboratories provide the opportunity to enhance your learning and work with companies like GlaxoSmithKline and the Institute of Cancer Research.

Chemistry, toxicology and pharmaceutical sciences

Develop practical skills and use industry-standard equipment in our £6.8m laboratories. Courses are taught by internationally-recognised researchers, ensuring your learning reflects current practice.

Education and teaching

We're ranked No.2 in the UK for education (Guardian University Guide league table 2022), and offer a wide range of degrees in specialist areas including early years, primary and special educational needs teaching.

Nursing, midwifery and healthcare

Our nursing and midwifery courses are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and are ranked top in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University Guide league tables 2022).

Social work and social care

Courses are designed and managed in consultation with employers, partner agencies and those accessing social work services offering plenty of opportunity to gain relevant experience.

PhD courses

We offer MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD degrees across the full range of research areas within the Faculty.

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