Our programmes are led by distinguished professors, and we have five medical doctors, together with a team of research active academics, all of whom are publishing in research journals and books. This helps create an environment which promotes research informed teaching. It is what universities are about - where the academics create new knowledge which is then directly integrated into the teaching. This ensures that our students not only understand the fundamental theories and concepts, but also exposes them to the most recent ideas, debates and discussions in the field. It ensures that our courses are highly relevant, covering current issues and real-life problems.
Our programmes are also extremely practical and our students become familiar with a range of contemporary techniques and analysis, honing their skills in research through the dissertation and research projects. In addition, students attend field trips and educational visits, as well as being encouraged to undertake work placements and study abroad experiences. This creates highly employable, confident graduates who are at the forefront of their discipline.
The School also has established a range of postgraduate courses, including MSc programmes in Diabetes, Applied Exercise Physiology, Skill Acquisition and Human Movement as well as planned programmes in Ageing and Exercise, and Sports Nutrition. We welcome students, particularly Hope graduates, who have at 2:1 or First Class degree in a Health Science or related science subject.
Finally, this is an exciting time for Health Sciences at Hope as we are currently investing £8.5 million in a new Science and Sports building which will provide excellent research and teaching facilities both for our staff and students.