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, updating our Athena Swan submission this year. 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.





Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Degree Apprenticeship

The health and care sectors are forever changing: adapting to new challenges – and new forms of treatment.

Reflecting UK and international benchmarks,...

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Mental Health Nursing - Preregistration (February Start)

Studying Mental Health Nursing at UEA prepares you for a career that can be as varied or specialist as you choose. Working with people of every age, from...

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Adult Nursing

Join our supportive and dynamic student nursing community, and begin your journey to becoming a highly sought-after healthcare professional. You’ll study...

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Train to be a Midwife, and you’ll be playing a central role in one of the most amazing journeys in any family’s life. Our degree will teach you how to provide...

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Paramedic Science

Make a real difference when it’s needed most, with a degree in Paramedic Science. You’ll learn to tackle challenging medical emergencies, where conscientious...

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Advanced Professional Practice (Part time)

UEA offers the Advanced Professional Practice (APP), a part-time programme for UK-based registered healthcare professionals working in clinical practice, who are...

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Occupational Therapy (February Start)

The central theory of occupational therapy is that all humans are occupational beings. By which we mean that we all engage in meaningful activities to live a...

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Advanced Practice - Distance Learning

The Advanced Practice - Distance Learning programme allows you to complete a fully online MSc in Advanced Practice, offering flexibility in when and where you...

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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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A young girl sits on the steps looking worried and wearing a face mask as others rush past .
06 Dec 2021

Funding boost to improve youth mental health post pandemic

A research project to improve young people’s mental health post pandemic is being launched thanks to a funding boost from UEAHSCP.

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Young women volunteering at a food donation centre
02 Dec 2021

UEA volunteer research reveals how to build inclusive societies

Strong partnerships between volunteers and their governments are key to how we build equal and inclusive societies – according to a new UN report involving UEA...

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Letters on wooden blocks spelling out the word dementia
26 Nov 2021

De-cluttering may not help people with dementia

A clutter-free environment may not help people with dementia carry out daily tasks – according to a new UEA study.

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