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.





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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End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia

A range of research has shown that the end-of-life care needs of people with dementia, and their families, are poorly understood and inconsistently...

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Advanced Practice - Distance Learning (Part Time)

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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01 Jan 2023

HSC apprentice shortlisted for finalist in prestigious awards

Occupational therapist apprentice, Heidi Crisp has been shortlisted as one of three finalist  for Apprentice of the Year in the Norfolk Apprenticeship Awards. 

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11 Jan 2023

Nur-sing when you’re winning

National nursing award announced for retired university academic Steve Smith, aka the ‘Singing Lecturer’.

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05 Jan 2023

People sleep least from early 30s to early 50s

People sleep less in mid-adulthood than they do in early and late adulthood, finds a new study led by UCL, University of East Anglia and University of Lyon...

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09 Dec 2022

Footballers more likely to develop worse brain health at 65, research shows

Professional footballers are more likely to have worse brain health compared with non-footballers once they hit 65 – according to new research from the...

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06 Dec 2022

Care home nurses still need support to recover from Covid trauma, research shows

Those on the front line of the Covid pandemic need mental health support to help them recover from, or manage, the stress and trauma they faced - according to...

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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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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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