The School of Health and Society is the largest provider of nursing and midwifery bachelor’s degrees and second largest provider of allied and public health programmes in the north-west.

We are a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real-world impact.



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Why join our team?

  • Collaboration is at the heart of what we do - working with us means you'll be part of a broad network of professionals who are experts in their fields
  • We are a diverse community from all over the world - we value diversity and recognise it makes us stronger 
  • We deliver world class research that is changing lives 
  • Our award winning facilities mean that students are gaining real life experience for their futures
  • We are passionate and innovative
  • We work together, and together, we achieve great things 

Our courses

Sport injury clinic

Our strengths lie in the breadth of our offering across a range of subject areas including counselling, nursing and midwifery, allied and public health, psychology, sociology, social work and social policy, policing and criminology, and sport.

Our students learn in industry-led facilities, tackling real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment. This helps our students develop industry practice experience as well as high-level communication skills, to make a real difference to patients.

Our partnerships

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do, working with a wide range of industry partners across health and social care to produce highly skilled graduates with real work experience.

Key partners include the NHS, Stockport and Tameside Trusts, Northern Care Alliance, Manchester Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust, local authorities and social care units, professional sports clubs, prisons and the Greater Manchester Police, to name a few.

We're also part of a global community of healthcare professionals, working together to make a difference. 

Research and innovation

A researcher in our School of Health Sciences

In a rapidly changing world, we are keen to leave a productive legacy of helping people at all stages of their lives, improving physical, psychological and social wellbeing. We have an interdisciplinary research network and research centres that focus on improving health, social and individual outcomes.

Our research centres include:

  • Centre for Applied Health Research
  • Centre for Human Movement and Rehabilitation
  • Centre for Research on Inclusive Society

Careers in academia

Podiatry degree student using equipment on a patient's foot.

Have you considered a career in research or teaching? If you are a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and innovative registered practitioner looking to find out how you could contribute to teaching the next generation of our workforce, we would love to speak to you.

Opportunities may be available in either full-time or flexible roles, giving you the option to continue with clinical practice. We work flexibly with employers offering a range of opportunities from hourly paid teaching to secondment and full-time academic careers.

Future investment

Student and supervisor in a simulation suite control room

We have ambitious plans to further develop our campus as our school continues to grow.

There will be a phased approach to the development, with the first phase set to include a new clinical building. Further developments will include expansion of our in-house clinics, digitally enabled technologies, and more social and interactive spaces to enhance collaboration and personalised learning.

Our ambitions will continue to build on the success of our teaching, simulation and research, giving students more real-world experiences, improving accessibility, and providing greater community and partnership opportunities.

This is an innovative, ambitious project that will enable further innovation, enhanced student experience and prepare us for the future.

Did you know?


We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery bachelor’s degrees and second largest provider of allied and public health programmes in the north-west.


We have over 8,000 students from across the world


Our Physiotherapy course is ranked in the top ten nationally – The Complete University Guide


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