About the School

The School of Health & Life Sciences offers a wide range of innovative and exciting health, bioscience, social care, nursing and midwifery undergraduate, postgraduate, part time and continuing professional development courses to help you achieve your ambitions.

Accreditation from UNICEF, through its Baby Friendly award, recognises the School’s commitment to ensuring students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to advise and support breastfeeding mothers.

Our work in dementia has seen us gain national recognition including best educational initiative at Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2016 and a shortlisting in the teaching innovation of the year category in the Student Nursing Times 2014 – for our Dementia Through the Eyes of a Child project.

We were also shortlisted in the contribution to the community category of the Times Higher Education Awards in 2014 for innovative work in dementia policy and practice.

Many of our life science courses are accredited or approved by professional bodies such as the Health and Care Professions Council, Institute of Biomedical Science, Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Get the hands-on experience you need. The research we undertake in Biomedical and Environmental Health provides the underpinning science for our taught degrees. We give you extensive access to labs and workshop facilities from the start of your programme.