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School of Health Sciences

Nursing students gathered around a bed during a practical.

We are 1st for midwifery in the Guardian University Guide 2024, 2nd for occupational therapy in the Complete University Guide 2024 and 6th in the world for Nursing in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2023. We provide a first-class environment for tomorrow’s nurses, physiotherapists, midwives, occupational therapists, clinical physiologists and podiatrists.

We are a diverse and multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals and scientists from a wide range of disciplines including: nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, physiologists, psychologists, social scientists, bioengineers and biological scientists. We are leaders in research across a wide range of areas including: cancer survivorship, active living, healthcare work and workforce, long-term conditions, ageing and dementia, and continence and skin health. Our partnerships with patients and practice and our national and international collaborations enable us to create innovative education and research programmes that are designed to have maximum impact.

School of Health Sciences research groups
Our groups

Research groups bring together specialists to share knowledge and solve problems. In the School of Health Sciences, our groups are organised around 4 main themes:

Active living

Health needs

Fundamental care

Health work

  • 6th
    in the world

    and 2nd in the UK for nursing and midwifery 

    QS World Rankings by subject 2023

  • Continuing professional development

    We offer a range of individual modules to support continuing professional development for qualified health professionals.

  • NHS stakeholders

    We have partnerships with NHS organisations throughout Hampshire


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Student Office, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ
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