School of Human and Social Sciences

About the school

Puzzle brainThe school caters for a wide range of courses and specialist study in the areas of, psychology, social work, forensic science, nutritional therapy and education studies.

Not only do we offer straight programmes in these areas, but some of our multidisciplinary course pathways allow students access to the teaching and facilities of other departments within the school and across the university, that enhance the student learning experience.

The staff team within the school are committed to providing an engaging and exciting learning experience in all areas of study, and the level of student support is outstanding. Staff have experience of teaching in inner city schools, providing teacher training, delivering professional development for teachers and publishing research in internationally recognised journals.

The school teaching facilities are also equipped with modern technologies and instrumentation such as the eye-tracker, biopacs and other physiological equipment, and forensic investigation suites. This helps us to provide a stimulating learning environment in which students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need for their academic and professional development.

Subject areas and courses.

What our students say                          

Nyasha Chingosho Three words to describe my university experience: Very, very good.

My favourite aspect of the Psychology course was the research studies area, as I found this was directly useful for my studies. For my next step - I have already successfully applied and got a job in the mental health department at a hospital and cannot wait to start in September.

Nyasha Chingosho, BSc Psychology, 2014 graduate.


Facts and achievements

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**Modern universities are defined as those higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL was ranked no. 1 when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the National Student Survey 2017.