School of Health Sciences

Our School plays a significant role in health and social care innovation, research and education.

We are a contemporary, diverse and vibrant community of staff and learners with a shared aim of improving lives in an ever-changing environment. We work closely with our health and social care partners to improve health and wellbeing for all.

We have around 2,000 learners and a team of over 160 academic healthcare experts, researchers and support staff.

We are committed to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) for learners and staff. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award (awarded 2022). We have an active EDI committee and various working groups and initiatives, including the School of Health Sciences Students of Colour Ambassadors. We encourage feedback to help us be inclusive and address issues important to all protected groups.

Our student network consists of learner-led societies that provide learning and social opportunities. Our societies are supported by the School and the UEA student union.

Both pre- and post-registration, our Associate Directors of Student Experience and Progression work with learners, course representatives, the students’ union and course teams to enhance learners’ visibility and student voices across the School.

Student grants, funding, and scholarships

Eligible nursing, midwifery and many allied health professional learners will receive an NHS bursary between £5,000 - £8,000 a year to help fund their studies – this will not need to be repaid.

Various student grants, funding and scholarships are also available to support your financial situation while studying at UEA. Explore your options on our funding your studies page.




BSc (Hons)

Mental Health Nursing

The demand for mental health nurses is at an all-time high. At UEA, our goal is to teach you to deliver the best mental health care, providing you with...

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BSc (Hons)

Children's Nursing

Train to excel in an important and highly valued area of nursing, and make an incredibly positive impact on the health of children. You’ll learn how to support...

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Adult Nursing - Preregistration (February Start)

Our innovative, accelerated course is ideal if you already have a degree and are looking for a fast-track into the nursing profession. Exposing you to theory and...

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Independent Prescribing - NMC level 7 (Health CPD) - January 2023

Course Start Dates: September 2022, January 2023 and April 2023.    

Independent prescribing is a widely integrated part of healthcare...

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Effective Questioning for Call Handlers

How an organisation handles phone calls can have a direct impact on its success - a badly handled call can mean limited information that might affect service...

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An elderly couple dancing.
21 Nov 2022

£2.6 million to fund largest ever study into social prescribing for dementia

Researchers at the University of East Anglia will investigate how social prescribing could be used in promoting a higher quality of life for people living with...

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01 Sep 2022

MSc APP and ACPDA receive HEE accreditation

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice and MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship programmes in the School of Health Sciences at UEA are now...

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Nurses being taught in a hospital setting
01 Aug 2022

The Worshipful Company of Barbers doubles clinical scholarship for nurses and midwives

A Clinical Scholarship for nurses and midwives at University of East Anglia has been so successful that the annual grant has been doubled. 

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A dementia patient receives care.
11 Jul 2022

Funding boost for dementia research careers at UEA

The next generation of UEA researchers investigating how to improve services and care for people affected by dementia are set to benefit from increased funding...

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World of lights with a really bright light shining from Norwich
12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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A nurse hands out medicine in a care home.
17 Mar 2022

Care home data collection risks overlooking residents' quality of life

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have today called for data collected about care home residents to give greater weight to quality of life, not just...

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A middle-aged woman sleeps with one arm over her face.
18 Mar 2022

UEA launches new project for World Sleep Day

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are launching a new project to help people get a better night’s rest.

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A room full of messy clothes.
21 Mar 2022

Specialist anti-hoarding teams needed across the UK

Housing officers need better training or even specialist anti-hoarding teams to deal with hoarders – according to new research from UEA.

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