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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


Our primary focus is to realise the 2030 University of Exeter Strategy to transform human health and wellbeing. In addition we will address the climate emergency and progress social justice to create a fair and inclusive society for everyone. 

To achieve a sustainable, healthy and socially just future, our programmes across our six departments and the Medical School are designed with this aim in the forefront of our thinking.  We want to develop the science and healthcare practitioners and leaders of the future and by developing our students into critical-thinkers who are socially accountable, we strive to provide service and care to our public nationally and internationally.

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Professor Ian Fussell

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education 

Top 10 for Psychology

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Top 5 in Sports Science

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Top 10 in Medical Imaging

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Top 10 in Biosciences

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  • Our diverse programme portfolio provides opportunities to specialise in a single discipline or explore interdisciplinary study, with many programmes offering options for study abroad or industrial and professional placements. We also offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate-level Degree Apprenticeships.  
  • Many of our programmes are accredited by professional bodies, including the General Medical Council, British Psychological Society, Nursing & Midwifery Council, Health & Care Professions Council and the Society & College of Radiographers.  
  • Our students are based across our Streatham and St Luke’s campuses and at our partner NHS sites in Exeter and Truro.  Students on clinically-focused programmes also undertake placements at a range of other NHS sites and primary care settings across the wider South West region, throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.   
  • Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities are designed and delivered by faculty who are role models for combining healthcare expertise with research-led education. We offer a wide-ranging portfolio of courses in the Medical School and Psychology to support individual and service development.