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Preparing you to meet tomorrow’s healthcare challenges, today

Our School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery offers a variety of innovative courses with hands-on experience and work in virtual and real-life ward situations. Courses focus on health education and preventative medicine, from degree to Doctorate level, in line with government objectives.

About the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Our School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery offers a wide range of innovative and exciting health and social care, nursing and midwifery undergraduate, postgraduate, part time and continuing professional development courses to help you achieve your ambitions.

Accreditation from UNICEF, through its Baby Friendly award, recognises the School's commitment to ensuring students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to advise and support breastfeeding mothers.

Our work in dementia has seen us gain national recognition including best educational initiative at Scotland's Dementia Awards 2016 and a shortlisting in the teaching innovation of the year category in the Student Nursing Times 2014 - for our Dementia Through the Eyes of a Child project.

We were also shortlisted in the contribution to the community category of the Times Higher Education Awards in 2014 for innovative work in dementia policy and practice.


Health, Nursing and Midwifery graduates in work or further study 6 months after graduating


overall student satisfaction amongst UWS postgraduate Health, Nursing & Midwifery students

Don't take our word for it

Before starting my course I was a community carer. I really enjoyed the job but becoming a student nurse has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and the satisfaction you get from helping people is the best feeling. Dumfries Campus is small enough that you get one to one attention from lecturers. As a mature student I thought it would be hard, but in nursing you work closely with your peers both in the class and on placement. I have made some really good friends.

Rocio Mora-Valverde, BSc Adult Nursing, Dumfries Campus


Our School offers wide opportunities for international exchange, through our links with institutions across Europe. Our students have also had the opportunity to spend time in China, with UWS partner institution, University of South China (USC) in Hengyang, Hunan Province. They undertook a a two-week field course and had an invaluable opportunity to take part in Chinese lessons and cultural shows, visited hospitals and other health organisations, and got involved in a range of recreational activities with USC students.

Information for International Students


One of the key areas of research within the School is our pioneering work with Alzheimer Scotland through the creation of the UWS Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, to provide a high quality environment for applied research, education and social enterprise. The Centre works collaboratively with people with dementia, carers, and the scientific and practice communities to advance evidence-informed dementia policy and practice.

The School has also been involved in collaborative work with NHS colleagues on an award-winning sepsis screening app, being used across the UK and overseas.

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