University of Essex Health and Human Sciences

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University of Essex Health and Human Sciences

University of Essex Health and Human Sciences

School of Health and Human Sciences


Organised health and social care is one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century, made possible by the vision and dedication of the professionals who staff it. We prepare you to join that inspirational workforce as a caring, compassionate and competent professional who shares our commitment to improving lives. We are at the forefront of preparing people to solve real-life issues in health and society, offering courses that both commissioners and employers believe in. People are at the heart of all we do. We work in partnership with people from all walks of life, who offer us their expertise and experience, making us a team of people who truly understand what is needed from health and social care professionals – now and in the future.

Our strengths

  • Specialist laboratories
  • Innovative teaching
  • Strong partnerships
  • Real experience
  • Flexible programmes

Study with us

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Based in Colchester and Southend, we offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD courses, designed to equip you with the higher level qualifications and practical skills needed in the health sector today.

NHS Constitution

Take a look at these short films, produced by HEEoE on behalf of HEE, explaining the NHS Constitution and values. You can view them on their YouTube channel.

Women in science

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We are proud to have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze Departmental Award in October 2015, recognising our commitment to promoting a positive and inclusive environment for our community of students and staff.