Welcome from the Dean 

A very warm welcome to the Cardiff School of Health Sciences.

Professor Adrian Peters The School has an exciting portfolio of courses in the Health Sciences and Social Care areas, most of which are professionally accredited. This is frequently a pre-requisite to gaining employment in the relevant field following graduation. 

We are extremely proud of our record of employability for our graduates, which is high and many of our students go on to study for higher degrees. With the increased expense of undertaking higher education, the fact that our courses provide excellent employability in the field you choose to study, will reassure you of the value of your degree.

Our courses cover the following areas:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Environmental Health
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Dental Technology
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Psychology
  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing Studies
  • Social Work and Interprofessional Studies

We have over 160 members of staff, plus an invaluable team of specialist part-time lecturers, some drafted in from relevant specialist clinical areas for approximately 2,000 students from those undertaking Foundation Year to those studying towards a PhD.

Science graduates across disciplines are recognised as being of significant importance to the future UK economy and we are confident that your degree will be a good investment, especially as we are committed to ensuring that practical skills as well as academic standards form a major part of our delivery. Placements are integral to most of our degrees; clinics are run on site in a number of areas and some degrees run ‘mock’ and ‘real’ courtroom practice and other innovative approaches to learning. Employers have expectations that graduates ‘can do the job’ when they take up employment; we are confident that our graduates meet these expectations.

The Cardiff School of Health Sciences is a major provider of postgraduate education and research in Health Sciences in Wales. It is widely accepted that health care students are best educated in a research rich environment. The School has a vibrant research culture, with over sixty research degree candidates in disciplines across the School and our courses are informed by the latest research in the field.

Professor Adrian Peters
Dean, Cardiff School of Health Sciences,
Cardiff Metropolitan University