About the School



We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals through the delivery of high quality education and research.  Our exciting portfolio of interdisciplinary programmes across Health Sciences and Social Care areas provide our students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills, gain practical experience and utilise cutting edge equipment and facilities, in preparation for your chosen career.

We offer over 50 programmes from foundation level through to PhD, across 13 distinct areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Dental Technology
  • Environmental Health
  • Food Science
  • Health and Social Care
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Housing Studies
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Our programmes are delivered and supported by over 160 members of academic and support staff, including specialist part-time lecturers from professional clinical areas. 

With approximately 2,000 students, we are very proud that 93% of our graduates secure employment or entry further study within 6 months of graduation*.  Many of our programmes are professionally accredited to meet the requirements of healthcare professions, and a number are unique within Wales, allowing direct entry into your chosen profession and forming an excellent springboard for your career.  We often welcome graduates back to follow further study or research, and maintain close links with those that enter employment. 

In addition, we engage closely with industry to provide consultancy services and professional development programmes to suit the needs of the organisation and their staff.  The School has a thriving research culture, with over 60 PhD students across a var​iety fo the School's disciplines.

We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant and supportive learning environment.

Professor Adrian Peters
Dean, Cardiff School of Health Sciences​

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2013