Welcome to Medicine and Health Sciences

We are made up of four schools:

  • Health Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine and Science

Together we deliver world-leading research and inspirational teaching for tomorrow’s scientists, doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, sport rehabilitators and vets.

Overall we have around 5300 undergraduates and 900 postgraduate taught students in the faculty. Our courses are renowned for their prestige, the standard of teaching, international flavour, and employability of graduates.

Our research integrates basic science, translational research and applied clinical activity, with a focus on making a real-life impact on our patients and the public. We currently supervise about 800 postgraduate research students and our research funding totals more than £170 million.

Undergraduate study

We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses including biology, genetics, medicine, midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy and veterinary science.

Postgraduate study

Within the faculty, we offer an extensive range of postgraduate courses as well as research opportunities and research training.

Schools

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is made up of four schools encompassing a broad spectrum of subjects for students to study.

Our high-quality and innovative teaching in a research-intensive environment benefits our students, our patients and the public. Our key values are excellence and partnership, and we apply these to our teaching and learning, and to our research. Partnerships are key to all our activities and to their delivery.

We work closely across the schools in our faculty, and with other faculties in the University, so that our work is truly interdisciplinary. We pride ourselves on the way we embed internationalisation in all we do, but we also work closely with our local NHS and other healthcare providers, veterinary practices and industry, this brings relevance and real-life impact to our teaching and research.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is a truly exciting place to learn, to conduct research and to work. Together we are making a real difference to people’s lives.

Professor John Atherton

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

MSc

University of Nottingham

A natural progression from your BSc, the MSc Advanced Nursing builds on your skills and specialist knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding and leading to wider caree ... [+]

Overview

A natural progression from your BSc, the MSc Advanced Nursing builds on your skills and specialist knowledge, giving you a deeper understanding and leading to wider career opportunities.

Higher qualifications demonstrate your ambition and aptitude for learning. Many of our MSc students and graduates find they acdhieve promotion during or soon after their course. In clinical practice, applicants for senior and advanced nursing posts are increasingly expected to possess, or be working towards, masters-level qualifications. A master’s degree is also the entry qualification for a career in nursing education and research.

Taking an advanced nursing course is a real investment in your career. The programme of study has been carefully designed to improve healthcare practice and, ultimately, patient care. Your assignments will be firmly grounded in the realities you face in the workplace, developing skills and knowledge that will lead to practical benefits for you and your team.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
University of Nottingham

This is the only MSc course based entirely on tumour immunology and is for those interested in both biotechnology careers and academia. ... [+]

Overview

The biggest modern breakthrough for cancer treatment has been antibody therapies. An increasing number of biotechnology companies have antibody - or vaccine-based cancer therapies in development. This course aims to attract students interested in tumour immunology who wish to pursue a career either in the industry (biotechnology) or academia.

Aims and objectives Acquire a specialised knowledge in tumour immunology with particular reference to the monoclonal antibody and cancer vaccines Develop critical and analytical power to evaluate scientific literature Perform a scientific research project Acquire the ability to communicate scientific results orally and in writing Learn about the business exploitation of cancer therapy Innovative features of this course The only MSc course based entirely on tumour immunology. Students undertake a substantial research project, during which time they acquire a considerable amount of laboratory-based skills. A module based entirely on scientific writing and the development of a business plan. Individuals from industry lecture on the course. It is suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences and allied subjects, and also for people already in suitable employment who wish to improve and update their knowledge and experience. This course attracts students from the UK and worldwide. Course content ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Nottingham

This course is particularly suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences and allied subjects. It is also suitable for people who are already employed in r ... [+]

Overview

This course is particularly suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences and allied subjects. It is also suitable for people who are already employed in related fields who wish to gain valuable research experience, as well as update their knowledge in immunology and novel immunotherapeutic technologies.

As a postgraduate in the School of Life Sciences, you will work in an environment with a sound teaching and research base that is committed to providing cutting-edge training in this field.

The programme continues to grow in stature and reputation, as it is repeatedly recognised for its excellence, relevance and innovation within the study of immunology.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Nottingham

This is the first MSc Mental Health Research in the UK to cover a broad range of topics within the mental health field combined with a focus on developing research skills ... [+]

Overview

This is the first MSc Mental Health Research in the UK to cover a broad range of topics within the mental health field combined with a focus on developing research skills in this field.

The course can be completed on a full-time basis over one year or a part-time basis over two years.

The course consists of 120 credits of taught modules and a further 60 credits are devoted to a research project.

Students can opt to complete the diploma (120 credits of taught modules) or certificate (60 credits of taught modules) instead of the MSc.

Clinical and research career progression

The course has been designed to suit students pursuing two main career paths within mental health:... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Nottingham

The course aims to enable students to develop, deliver and direct high-quality midwifery services within the context of the national and international drive towards impro ... [+]

Overview

The course aims to enable students to develop, deliver and direct high-quality midwifery services within the context of the national and international drive towards improving maternity/health outcomes for the childbearing woman and her family.

You will study in depth the art and science of midwifery, evidence-informed midwifery practice, research skills and methodology and the ethical, political, legal, economic, multi-professional and global context in which contemporary midwifery is practised.

The course aims to equip midwives and maternity nurses with the knowledge and skills required to lead practice change, follow a career in research and/or higher education, or work at senior and strategic levels in today's midwifery and healthcare services. To achieve this, the Division of Midwifery offers a learning environment that facilitates the development of reflective, analytical and evidence-based critical thinking to challenge existing midwifery practice, challenge maternity service provision and lead and manage change.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
University of Nottingham

This course is suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences and allied subjects, as well as those already employed in science, laboratory or medical field ... [+]

Overview

This course is suitable for graduates in life sciences, biomedical sciences and allied subjects, as well as those already employed in science, laboratory or medical fields. We welcome UK, EU and international applicants.

Our course is unique. You’ll explore the molecular genetic basis to disease from both a human and infectious disease perspective.

Key topics that you’ll cover include:

the molecular basis to human genetic diseases the molecular basis to infectious diseases molecular diagnostic technologies in healthcare bioinformatics and statistics research skills Research in the school

Postgraduate students directly contribute to the impact of our research and are important to the work we do. You will work with an active research group throughout your project - getting involved in research at the forefront of the University's research strategy.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Nottingham

This MSc Physiotherapy course is open to all therapists and related healthcare professionals who want to enhance their clinical skills, professional knowledge and critica ... [+]

Overview

This MSc Physiotherapy course is open to all therapists and related healthcare professionals who want to enhance their clinical skills, professional knowledge and critical appraisal abilities as part of their ongoing career development. It is ideal for those wanting to conduct hands-on clinically focused research without the commitment of undertaking a research-only degree.

Within a stimulating climate of evidence-based practice and internationalisation, the school gives you access to world-class facilities and a unique opportunity to learn from experts; many of whom are internationally published and highly respected in their field.

The course is grounded in critical analysis and reflective practice, equipping you with the skills to evaluate contemporary professional practice. Students can undertake the generic award of MSc Physiotherapy, or select from one of two specialist pathways. These are:... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
University of Nottingham

The MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two to four years. As an MSc student, you will study a series of core modules ... [+]

Overview

The MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two to four years. As an MSc student, you will study a series of core modules in sports and exercise medicine, which includes research methods tutorials, in addition to the compulsory project and dissertation module. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research on a subject related to sports and exercise medicine or exercise physiology under the supervision of an appropriate member of academic staff. There are also a wide variety of optional modules to meet your specific interests.

This course can also be taken as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) by those who do not wish to complete a research project and dissertation. The PGDip can be taken full-time over 9 months or part-time over 18 months.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
University of Nottingham

This pioneering course combines taught modules with a high level of practical lab-based research. ... [+]

Overview

This pioneering course aims to maximise the employability of students. Our track record shows 90% of graduates secure stem cell technology-related posts including PhDs, positions in industry and government-funded agencies (e.g. stem cell banks).

The course content has been designed in consultation with stem cell experts and potential employers in biotechnology, academia, industry and bodies regulating stem cells, to provide the necessary expertise to compete in an ever-changing world.

Key Facts

This is the original and longest-running MSc Stem Cell Technology course in the UK; since 2007 it has been providing a unique blend of interdisciplinary expertise to students. The course is 12 months full-time study from October to September, of which 40% is lab-based. Taught modules comprise cell and molecular biology, embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, adult stem cells, clinically-relevant regenerative medicine, ethics of stem cell technology, and new for 2013, translational technologies for stem cells. Nottingham is in the top 1% of world universities The University is set in a beautiful campus, and its eco-friendly credentials mean it is ranked first in the world (UI Greenmetric World University 2011.) A safe and attractive setting with very low crime statistics when compared with large city centre campuses. Structure ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus

Master

University of Nottingham

Taught by globally renowned Public Health experts and specialists, you will be well equipped with the theoretical knowledge of public health in conjunction with practical ... [+]

Overview

With 25 years’ experience of public health education, we understand how to deliver the important balance between academic excellence and the real-world practical application of public health skills.

You will be part of a student-centred course which is taught by multi-disciplinary expert epidemiologists, methodologists and public health practitioners.

You will engage with staff who are committed to high-quality research and training in investigating the occurrence, causes and prevention of disease in populations.

Is the course right for you?

This course is ideal for individuals who:

work or plan to work in public health and related fields, both within the UK and in global settings have the required basic academic skills (a good level of mathematical ability is needed to undertake this programme) are keen to study public health with students with diverse backgrounds and experiences Modules ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Address
University of Nottingham Medical School Queen's Medical Centre
NG7 2RD Nottingham, England, United Kingdom