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Studying Health and Human Sciences at Sheffield

We'll help you become a confident, caring professional so you're ready for a wide range of career paths in health.

You'll join one of the top schools in the UK for nursing research. The internationally acclaimed research we're doing improves lives and helps shape health care policy and practice. All of these insights feed into your course so you graduate with the most relevant knowledge and skills.

All the support you need

We put our all into making this the best learning experience for you. You'll be taught by a friendly team of experts who are passionate about what they do. And because student numbers on our BMedSci are smaller than other courses, it means we can give you the right level of individual support. We recognise that every student has individual needs and we place great importance on responding to these to enable you to succeed. We'll help you discover what areas interest you most, and motivate you be the best you can be.

Our caring approach to learning shows – in the last National Student Survey (2015) 92 per cent of our students said they were satisfied with their course. Students also praised us for the quality of academic support and the valuable feedback they receive.

The BMedSci in Health and Human Sciences is a three-year, full-time degree. You'll get to grips with a wide range of disciplines, from biomedicine and ethics to health care management and policy. For more detail on what content is covered in the course have a look at the Course Structure page.

The School of Nursing & Midwifery is currently ranked 7th out of 72 institutions in the Complete University Guide 2016.

Professional experience

In your third year you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a health services setting of your choice. You'll be supported throughout by a host mentor and a dedicated placement officer.

Our students tell us this is one of the stand-out experiences of their time here. It gives you hands-on experience of the professional world so it's a great way to impress future employers. It's also a chance to learn more about yourself and your career interests.

Your future

The BMedSci Human and Health Sciences will prepare you for a wide range of possible careers. Some of our students undertake further Post Graduate study that enables them to become qualified health professionals (such as nurses, midwives, radiographers, occupational therapists etc), others are interested in clinical research or PhD study, whilst some choose to work in hospitals as project managers.

You can see what some of our graduates are doing on the Student Stories page.

Personal Tutor

Your personal tutor will help you explore your options so you can plan for a career that you're passionate about. Right from day one, until three years after you graduate, you'll have the expert support of our award-winning University Careers Service.

BMedSci StudentA community you'll love

Study here and you'll join a welcoming and enthusiastic student community.

The Nursing and Health Society, run entirely by students, organises revision sessions, peer-to-peer support and lots of events to keep your social calendar busy.

If you decide to take part in our mentoring scheme, undergraduates from years two and three of your course will help you settle in.

The BMedSci Health and Human Sciences attracts students of different ages from a variety of backgrounds, this diversity is an important feature of the course and means that you’ll be part of a vibrant and exciting study group.


The BMedSci Health and Human Sciences with Foundation Year is designed for mature students with non-standard entry qualifications. The foundation year is studied within the Department for Lifelong Learning and provides a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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What next?

If you'd like to know more, come and see us on an open day:

 Contact us

Programme Leader: Mick Ashman

Tel: 0114 222 2034

Email: m.ashman@sheffield.ac.uk

Programme Coordinator: Debbie Turner

Tel: 0114 222 2065

Email: snm-bmedsci@sheffield.ac.uk