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Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich

Study with the Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Greenwich

The Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences transforms the lives of students by providing an education enabling them to become creative and confident contributors to society. We are dedicated to impactful research and inspirational learning that combines teaching with work placements.

We have a strong focus on professional and workforce development, with long-established and extensive partnerships across a wide range of professional sectors. From social work to psychology, midwifery to mental health and early years to higher education, we are committed to delivering an academically challenging experience that provides a sound foundation for practice. This is backed by a research culture which addresses real-world issues and identifies interventions that have a positive impact on peoples' lives.

The Institute for Lifecourse Development brings all of our professions and disciplines together under one umbrella, to address the challenges people face at different points in their lives.


We are based across the historic Greenwich campus and our Avery Hill Campuses. We have strong connections to local NHS trusts, schools and health and social care providers.

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Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich

School of Education

  • Training Primary, Secondary and Further Education teachers for 100+ years
  • Extensive partnerships with schools, nurseries and colleges across London, Kent and Essex
  • 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating for the quality of training in Primary Education
  • ‘Good’ Ofsted in Early Years, Secondary, and Further Education
  • School-based partnerships leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Voted sixth in London for student satisfaction* [Guardian 2020]
  • Cutting edge research, innovation, and teaching and learning

School of Health Sciences

  • Opportunities to learn from, and work with, a range of health professionals on campus and in our partner organisations
  • Excellent links with the NHS and other care providers enables us to offer nursing placement opportunities in areas including acute hospitals, GP surgeries, and a range of independent and voluntary sector organisations
  • Refurbishment of teaching spaces, labs and facilities underway resulting in a first class learning and social environment
  • Investing £1.6 million in our simulation suites to include the use of latest video and VR technology
  • Nursing at Greenwich is number one in London for teaching and overall satisfaction*
  • Our students are regularly named Student Midwife of the Year

*2019 National Student Survey

School of Human Sciences

  • Innovative learning and impactful research for a diverse student body
  • Unique combination of academic and professional disciplines, creating exciting cross-disciplinary collaboration opportunities
  • One of the oldest counselling courses in the country
  • Psychology team is recognised for the strength of its research
  • Psychology ranked number one in London for student satisfaction**
  • Psychology is one of the top two universities in London for student satisfaction with resources and learning community*
  • Our PE and Sports Science students benefit from on-campus sports pitches and our strong links with partners such as Charlton Athletic FC
  • Recently received large investment in Sports Science labs
  • Social work studies utilise broad and deep professional networks with local communities and organisations
  • Public Health courses recognised for their relevance in the UK and globally

*2019 National Student Survey
**Complete University Guide 2018

Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich


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