Health and social care

As a health and social care student at Greenwich, you can expect research-active expert tutors, work placements and great job prospects thanks to our strong links with social care providers.

New £5,000-a-year bursaries


From September 2020, students in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, and speech & language therapy may be entitled to receive at least £5,000 a year towards their studies.

Our courses

We offer degrees in health and social care as well as speech and language therapy. You can study full-time, part-time, or take a sandwich degree, which includes a work placement year. Our extended course in public health has a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Adult Nursing, BSc Hons

Our adult nursing degree offers pre-registration training. Our excellent links with the NHS offer a range of nursing placements. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Advanced Clinical Practice, MSc

Deepen your knowledge of advanced practice and develop your career as an advanced clinical practitioner with a Master's in Advanced Clinical Practice.

  • Mode: Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Children's Nursing, BSc Hons

Discover the influences that impact on children’s physical and mental health with our children’s nursing degree. Excellent placement options. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Counselling, BA Hons (Top-up) (Guildford College)

Are you a practising counsellor? Boost your qualifications with a top-up degree in counselling. Expand your knowledge of mental health and client issues.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Health and social care; Psychology

Counselling, Foundation Degree (Guildford College)

This two-year foundation degree in counselling explores healing, wellbeing and recovery for future careers in counselling and therapy. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Health and social care; Psychology

Enhanced Professional Practice, PGDip

This postgraduate diploma for graduates of healthcare disciplines allows you to make use of your prior learning and progress onto a full master's degree.

  • Mode: Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Global Public Health MSc

Tailor your learning to suit your career with our Master’s in Global Public Health. Options include child & maternal health, ethics & human rights, and migration.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Public health

Health and Social Care (Care), Foundation Degree (Bromley College)

Our foundation degree in health and social care is for care sector workers who wish to broaden their career options. Study at Bromley, south-east London.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Health and social care; Public health

Health and Social Care, BA Hons (Top-up)

If you’re a social care professional with a diploma, our health and social care top-up award helps you develop skills to advance your career. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care

Health and Social Care: Care, Foundation Degree (Bexley Campus) (QA only)

This foundation degree in health and social care is ideal for care sector workers who wish to explore specialist fields. Study at Bexley, south-east London.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Health and social care; Public health

Health Sciences, MPhil/PhD

Study a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in Health Sciences if you’re looking to deepen your knowledge and are interested in research that can change lives.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care

Healthcare Practice, MA

Our Healthcare Practice MA comprises of two modules which will further develop your leadership skills, academic rigour and ability to link research to practice.

  • Mode: Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Human Sciences, MPhil/PhD

Study an MPhil/PhD in Human Sciences to conduct cutting-edge research in fields such as psychology, social work, public health & sports science. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus; Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Physical education and sport; Psychology; Public health; Social work

Learning Disabilities Nursing, BSc Hons

Our learning disabilities nursing degree offers pre-registration training. Gain the specialist skills to deliver high-quality care. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Mental Health Nursing, BSc Hons

Empower patients and their families to make informed decisions. This specialist degree equips you to become a registered mental health nurse. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Midwifery, BSc Hons

This midwifery degree equips you to become a registered midwife. Gain the skills to support expectant mothers through pregnancy and childbirth. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Midwifery

Nursing (Adult Nursing), MSc

Study with our expert nurse lecturers and achieve your potential with a Master’s in Adult Nursing. Take placements with top NHS Trusts. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Nursing (Children’s Nursing), MSc

Looking for a new career as a registered children's nurse? If you already have a degree, our Master's in Children's Nursing is for you. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Nursing (Mental Health Nursing), MSc

Are you a graduate looking for a meaningful career in mental health care? Explore our Master’s in Mental Health Nursing and make a difference. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Operating Department Practitioner, BSc Hons

Learn how to provide high-quality care to surgical patients with an Operating Department Practitioner degree. Work with surgeons & anaesthetists. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care

Operating Department Practitioner, BSc Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

Learn how to provide high-quality care to surgical patients with an Operating Department Practitioner degree. Work with surgeons & anaesthetists. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Degree apprenticeship
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care

Paramedic Science, BSc Hons

This degree is supported by experienced paramedics to equip you for front-line emergency care. Clinical placements help your paramedic training. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus; Medway Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Paramedic science

Psychodynamic Counselling, DipHE (NESCOT)

If you already hold a relevant qualification, this DipHE in psychodynamic counselling allows you to pursue a career as a professional counsellor. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Health and social care; Psychology

Psychology with Counselling, BSc Hons

Our psychology with counselling degree trains you to counsel those in distress. It is ideal for careers as a clinical psychologist or therapist. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Psychology

Public Health (Extended), BSc Hons

This public health degree includes a foundation year. Build the experience to become a registered public health practitioner. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Public health

Public Health, BSc Hons

Explore strategies to improve UK health policy with a public health degree. Develop the skills to pursue a range of public health careers. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Public health

Social Work, BA Hons

Study issues ranging from discrimination to family breakdown with this social work degree. Ideal for careers in social work and social care. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Social work

Social Work, MA

Interested in social work? Learn to become a skilled social worker with a Master’s in Social Work. Employer-seconded part-time route available. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Social work

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing), PGDip

Are you a qualified nurse or midwife looking for a new direction? Study for your Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PGDip. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing), BSc Hons (Top up)

This top-up degree helps nurses build the knowledge and skills to become a specialist practitioner in district nursing and lead their own teams. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing), PGDip

If you’re a qualified nurse looking to become a specialist practitioner, sign up now for our PGDip Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing). Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Avery Hill Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Nursing

Speech and Language Therapy, BSc Hons

This speech and language therapy degree gives you the skills for careers in speech therapy and for treating speech and language disorders. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care

Therapeutic Counselling, MSc

Explore new challenges with a part-time Master’s in Therapeutic Counselling. Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • Mode: Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Health and social care; Psychology

Communities and societies

Our active student-led societies offer a space for personal and academic growth, as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. Students can take part in activities throughout the year, both through the department and via the wider Students’ Union.

New £5,000-a-year bursaries


From September 2020, students in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, and speech & language therapy may be entitled to receive at least £5,000 a year towards their studies.

Take a Virtual Tour

Our virtual tours are a great way to get a feel for where you'll be studying. Explore the facilities we have on offer below.

Research and partnerships

We have a history of carrying out specific and multidisciplinary activity across a range of research and enterprise contexts including the delivery of training and CPD.

The Nation’s Lifesaver


Dr Lesley Dibley’s innovate research into gastroenterology has been shared with 2,500 surgeons and 1,00 specialist nurses across Europe and given a voice to marginalised patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Join us as a research student

We welcome enquiries and applications from those interested in full- or part-time study for MSc, MPhil or PhD research.

Contact

pgr_health_recruit@gre.ac.uk

Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

Find out more

Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Contact

enterprise@gre.ac.uk

020 8331 7867

The Institute for Lifecourse Development (ILD)


Our new institute will support internationally leading research and practice in Education, Health and the Human Sciences, and will build on the strengths across the university and wider community.