School of Health Sciences
Two students walking in front of the entrance to the Medical School (Queen's Medical Centre)

About the School

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences. 
Our award-winning school has an outstanding reputation for teaching and research excellence.

The aim and purpose of the school is to educate and nurture the best and brightest students who will go on to transform the lives of individuals and communities locally, nationally and internationally.

The School of Health Sciences has been ranked 4th in the UK for it's research quality following publication of the REF2021 results. The school was part of a joint return with the School of Pharmacy and colleagues from the School of Medicine to UOA3 Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

96% of our submitted research was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent and our research environment was rated 100% world-leading. 

In terms of our educational provision the School of Health Sciences boasts two National Teaching Fellows, more Lord Dearing awards for excellence and innovation in education than any other school in the University and the best student evaluation of teaching results in the University for three consecutive years. 

The school offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses and represents a truly international learning environment with 15 different healthcare associated professional groups (including nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, dieticians and paramedics and clinical psychologists) from 30 different countries around the world currently represented. 

Perhaps most importantly we operate a partnership working model of education by actively engaging our students in developing the environment in which they learn, and supporting them to become the best healthcare professional they can be. Our staff and students are routinely shortlisted for national awards for their contribution to healthcare.

Comments left by our students in relation to their experience of studying with us include;

Coming to the University of Nottingham has been such an incredible experience. I have put a lot into my time here and Nottingham has given me a lot back. The staff have been fantastic and most of them have provided above and beyond what their job title is, from academic support to pastoral care. I highly recommend the University of Nottingham to any potential student, and would do it all over again if I could.


Fantastic university. An honour to study here. I have had such amazing opportunities offered to me whilst a student here! I don't want to finish and will definitely be studying postgraduate here! Through the standards of education and opportunities offered to me, I have even been short-listed for a national award for my achievement!

For me personally it is a privilege to lead such a dynamic team of committed, motivated and enthusiastic staff and to be a part of developing a workforce who will be the healthcare leaders of the future.

I look forward to meeting you

Professor Joanne Lymn
Dean and Head of School


School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559