Do you want to join a diverse, inclusive community that’s dedicated to having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our population? The School of Health and Social Wellbeing is leading the way, and is home to all our courses and research related to this varied and rewarding sector.

Based at our Glenside and Frenchay Campuses, you’ll be part of a cohort focused on making a difference to people and society as a whole.

We collaborate across subjects, mirroring the evolving integrated care systems of healthcare, social wellbeing and public health that you’ll be ready for when you graduate.

Gain hands-on skills through practice-led learning in industry-standard facilities and on placements with our local, national and international partners. Learn from the transformative research projects we’re involved in. And prepare for the interprofessional dynamics shaping today’s holistic care models, so you can launch into your career with confidence.

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Our subject areas

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Health Professions

Working with colleagues across a range of disciplines, you’ll build your confidence before going into practice with our partners across a variety of settings in the health and social care sector.

Nursing students monitoring a patient in the Simulation Suites

Nursing and Midwifery

Study one of our nursing and midwifery courses and we’ll give you the practical experience and expert knowledge to make a positive difference to people’s lives, whatever stage of your healthcare career.

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Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport Rehabilitation

Support people to get back to doing what they love. These hands-on, practical courses will give you countless opportunities to engage with service users and professionals, through placements, guest presentations and volunteering.

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Social Work, Environmental and Public Health

Learn from passionate and inclusive practitioners. Become confident in your specialist area and deliver results that make a difference in the real world.

Music Therapy students practising their instruments.

Music Therapy

With a strong emphasis on experiential learning, improvisation, song writing and listening, this flexible and highly regarded course is aimed at giving you the knowledge and practical skills to enter an existing practice or start your own.

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Our local, national and international partnerships feed into all our learning opportunities. In a variety of practice placements, develop your skills in the areas you’re most interested in.

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Our vibrant research community engages in a diverse programme of transformative research that has real world impact. Learn from a curriculum informed by our studies and findings – and get involved in making a difference.

Our facilities

Person using optometry equipment to carry out an examination of a patient.

Health Professions facilities

Build your confidence and hone your skills before going on your placement, using industry-standard equipment that mirrors the equipment you'll find in the workplace.

Students on a midwifery course use the excellent simulation suite facilities at UWE

Nursing and Midwifery facilities

Prepare for placements and an exciting future, using all the latest technology and equipment. Explore our clinical skills and child simulation suites and specialist sensory rooms.

Physios use the equipment and facilities at UWE

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport Rehabilitation facilities

If you're passionate about helping people achieve or return to fitness, you'll find all the latest physio and rehab facilities to gain and practice new skills.

Social work students at UWE Bristol

Social Work, Environmental and Public Health facilities

Based at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus, our welcoming health and social care campus. Here, you'll get to practise your communication skills in the simulation house, and even film your role plays to learn from every scenario.

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Glenside Campus

Set in picturesque grounds in Fishponds and a 15-minute bus ride from the city centre, Glenside Campus is dedicated to health and wellbeing with a wide range of health and social care disciplines taught under one roof.

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Frenchay Campus

Our Public Health and Environmental Health students are based on Frenchay Campus, which is a 15-minute bus ride from the city centre.

Bronze Athena Swan award

Athena SWAN logoThe Athena Swan Charter recognises commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia, including professional and support roles. This includes the representation, progression, journey through career milestones and working environment for people of all genders.

The then Departments of Nursing and Midwifery and Allied Health Professions successfully achieved a joint Bronze Athena Swan award in November 2014 and renewed it in 2018 under the post-May criteria.

More about Athena Swan at UWE Bristol

Higher and degree apprenticeships

Higher and degree apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with academic study. Our health professions apprenticeships include healthcare science, nursing, occupational therapy and paramedic practice.

Higher and degree apprenticeships
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