Birmingham City University
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences
The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences has a long and established history of delivering training for the education and healthcare sectors. The Faculty benefits from close links with local NHS Trusts and healthcare providers, as well as schools and colleges throughout the Midlands, which ensure that our students are at the heart of innovation and developments in the health, social care and education sectors.
We are committed to teaching quality and have been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark, in recognition of the high standard of learning and training delivered on our health courses.
Through our history of working with overseas ministries, academic institutions and professional bodies, we’ve supported transformation in local healthcare and education practices. We are currently engaged in collaborative research and delivery in a variety of areas including student progression, and mobility of staff and students.
We offer a wide variety of degrees in Education and Teacher Training, Social Work and Health and Social Care, including Nursing and Midwifery. Some of our courses offer start dates in both January and September, or a number of start dates during the year, and many offer a part-time route. We offer both pre-registration courses which prepare you to enter a registered healthcare or teaching profession, and professional development courses for those who are already qualified, and looking to further their skills and expertise.
We’ve invested £41 million in an extension to our existing £30 million campus in Edgbaston to provide specialist learning facilities for all Health, Education and Life Science courses. Our learning spaces and equipment include mock wards, a home birth room and simulation manikins that allow you to practice real-life skills before going out on placement and into the workplace. We also have specialist facilities for the teaching of primary and secondary science, design and technology, physical education, computing, art and design, drama, and music.
Our health, social care and education staff come from the professions they teach, maintaining their links to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Many still practise alongside teaching and/or are active researchers.
We can help you find information about scholarships, loans and other funding options open to you. When it comes to funding, it’s important to start early. Once you’ve found a place on a course, visit our Health, Education and Life Science funding pages to find out the funding options open to you.
Find out more
If you are thinking about embarking on a degree at postgraduate level, why not attend one of our upcoming open day events to find out more? You will have the opportunity to hear from course tutors and find out why Birmingham City University is the perfect place to study your postgraduate degree. Visit our website for details of our upcoming events.
Get in touch
For further information, visit our website at http://www.bcu.ac.uk/hels. If you have any questions about studying your postgraduate degree at Birmingham City University, please do not hesitate to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can call our Course Enquiries Team on +44 (0)121 331 5595.