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Don’t just improve people’s lives but help transform them on our ground-breaking health promotion, public health, nursing practice and health management courses. This important and rewarding work could change your life, too.

About Health

Why choose us?

1. Hands-on learning 
You’ll work on the front line of health management and promotion in our east London heartland. With its extraordinary diversity and extremes of wealth and poverty, you’ll experience and learn how to resolve the sort of complex challenges facing today’s health professionals.
2. Top quality teaching
These are courses that have an immediate and real practical impact in the community. With a growing need for health professionals in all areas, our committed, supportive and expert staff will prepare you for a career in this wide-ranging field. It could be in the NHS, private health services, community health organisations or the related commercial sector.
3. Employment experience
Wherever it is, our experience is that employers like, need and want UEL graduates. That’s because by the time you leave us, you’ll have received work placements, real-life experiences and applied training which will make you exceptional guardians of nations’ health.

International experiences

Going global

The Going Global Scheme helps students to participate in short study related visits overseas. The health of nations is one of the burning global issues of the day. By taking one of our Health Studies courses you can take advantage of this invaluable scheme and nourish and improve people’s wellbeing and help them maintain a healthy life almost anywhere in the world.

Study abroad

There is no better place to study abroad than at UEL. Studying with us is about more than just getting a qualification – it’s about having a life-changing experience. Students join UEL’s Study Abroad programme from all over the world. It enables you to study with us for a semester or an academic year and take the credits earned back to your home institution. You take the same classes as our full Bachelor’s degree students, without registering on a full Bachelor’s programme.

What we're researching

Our research in the area of Allied Health Professions (Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy) was a big winner in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework – the six-yearly national review of research quality in higher education. An expert panel rated 67 per cent of our research as ‘internationally excellent’ and 19 per cent of it as ‘world-leading’ – the highest possible accolade.

Our research into public health links in with UEL’s internationally-renowned Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD), which regularly carries out research across the UK and also overseas. The IHHD has been heavily involved in more than 50 significant projects since its foundation in 2006. UEL staff and students have researched into and developed programmes to improve health and wellbeing, particularly in some of London’s poorest communities.

This includes the £1.9 million, five-year project led by Professor Angela Harden on antenatal care, carried out in collaboration with other London Universities and Barts Health NHS Trust. This major project aims to improve maternity care and the promotion of health-conscious behaviour among children and young people

Our staff