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Professional Health Sciences 

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Why study Professional Health Sciences at UEL? 

As a postgraduate student in either podiatric medicine or physiotherapy, two key elements within professional health sciences, you will be ideally placed to develop your skills in research and critical evaluation before taking them back into your practice.

  • World- leading research - Our professional health sciences research made a major contribution to our superb performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, in which 86 per cent of our Allied Health submission was rated either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. This makes us the top modern university in London for our area of research and eighth in the country.
  • Superb facilities - UEL has one of the largest and best equipped podiatry teaching clinics in London on its Stratford site, as well as top-quality gait laboratories.
  • Our students are happy - In the 2014 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), 95 per cent of our students said they were satisfied with the resources at UEL, compared to a sector average of 84 per cent.

  • Clinical practice - The emphasis at postgraduate level is on looking into contemporary healthcare and fostering a research culture. We develop research practitioners.There is a strong element of clinical practice in our new PHS course, the PGCert in Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography, which is also aimed primarily at those already in practice who wish to enhance their knowledge and professional standing.
  • Academic experts - The expertise of our academic team, the low student-to-staff ratios and the sheer breadth and depth of research topics available makes these courses particularly attractive to overseas students. “We’re looking to expand your ability to analyse evidence and to increase your clinical skills because of your ability to apply that knowledge,” says Graham Copnell, Senior Lecturer for the MSc courses in Podiatric Medicine and Physiotherapy.
  • Scholarship potential - Scholarships are available to selected students meeting published criteria, offered through the Dr William M Scholl research and development Fund. These scholarships offer day-release study for those working for the NHS.