Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

The three schools of health professions, nursing and midwifery, and psychology combine world-leading research and practical expertise across a wide range of scientific and practical disciplines. 

Our graduates progress to a huge variety of professions, and we are one of the United Kingdom's largest providers of graduates for the health and social care sector, which has over 350 different career paths. Working closely with local councils, the NHS, and health and social care providers, we are having a truly transformational impact on the well-being and economy of the South West and beyond. 

Our schools provide excellent skills training, research laboratories, research-informed teaching, stimulating practice placements and teaching delivered by professionally registered academic staff. 

Why choose Plymouth?

  • , Provider of the largest range of health and social care courses in the South West
  • ' State of the art clinical facilities
  • J Our courses meet professional body standards such as the HCPC and the NMC
  • b You can accredit your learning and experience
  • ? Can work with your organisation to create tailored courses that meet your specific needs

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our staff and students form a diverse learning community and we are proud to support them in being themselves by celebrating how diversity enriches all of our lives. In line with University policy, we do not tolerate bullying or harassment and we are continually working on how best to support everyone in being the best they can be.

We are very proud to hold two Athena SWAN Bronze Awards in the School of Health Professions and the School of Nursing and Midwifery demonstrating our commitment to gender equity. 

Visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion pages to find out more.



Our faculty executive team