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School of Health & Community Studies

Making a difference to the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals

If you’re passionate about helping people to maintain the best possible health and quality of life, or fighting inequality and protecting the vulnerable, then the School of Health and Community Studies is for you.

All of our research and teaching contributes to this commitment. Many of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses are professional body accredited and supported by the latest academic thinking from our research.

All of our academics have worked in health, public health or social care, and many still maintain their professional practice to ensure that we maintain a strong link between our teaching and the demands of the professional workplace. We bring this professionalism to the way in which we support our students through their learning.

Our courses could lead you to a challenging and rewarding career in healthcare, social work, children’s services, family support, local mental health services, community development and much more.

Leeds International Festival 2019

Leeds International Festival will light up our city with new ideas, concepts and innovation between 2 May and 12 May. The university is proud to be intrinsically involved as a festival partner, curating and presenting a series of thought-provoking events and coordinating student participation in the delivery of the festival. #LEEDSINTFEST

2 - 12 May 2019: Leeds International festival  - what does it mean to be human?

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Students from our School describe their experience of studying at our University.
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of our Childhood Development and Playwork graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation

Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17

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of our Adult Nursing graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation

Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17

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of our Mental Health Nursing graduates are in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation

Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17

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Overall Student Satisfaction on our Youth Work and Community Development (JNC) course

Source: National Student Survey 2018

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Overall Student Satisfaction on our Social Work course

Source: National Student Survey 2018

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Our Research

We undertake groundbreaking studies which often influence decision-makers and policy writers working at the highest levels of government and health organisations.

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Times Higher Education LBU ranking for Clinical, pre-clinical and health
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For Business

We offer a number of professional services for business. Whether you’re looking for collaboration on a project or are in need of expert consultancy we can more than meet your needs. We provide:

  • Consultancy
  • Contract research (including service evaluation)
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Access to modern facilities
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News from our school

International volunteering project to improve lives of young people

A new project to improve young people’s integration within society in countries across the world has been launched at Leeds Beckett University, thanks to a student’s international volunteering placement. 

National award for Leeds Playhouse Festival of theatre, dementia and hope

A pioneering festival of theatre, dementia and hope ‘Every Third Minute’, which was directed by a Leeds Beckett PhD Student, has won a National Dementia Care Award.

New resource launched to improve dementia care

Leeds Beckett University has been instrumental in developing a new resource to help people living with dementia 

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