Department for Health


About us

Our Department provides excellent opportunities for academic teaching and research collaborations with other departments, such as Education, Psychology, Social & Policy Science, Biology & Biochemistry and Pharmacy & Pharmacology. We also have a range of specialist equipment.

Our postgraduate teaching and research courses now form part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School. The Graduate School can provide you with dedicated support and a strong community in which to base your studies, whether on campus or by distance-learning.

Our aims

  • To develop a research portfolio that is both of the highest academic standard and has applications in the real world
  • To provide excellent teaching in a stimulating learning environment designed to maximise student attainment and graduate employment prospects.
  • To build on external links with the public services and other bodies concerned with human function, health and society
  • To promote innovation in the design and delivery of healthcare services
  • To identify and facilitate opportunities for academic collaboration and new developments

What we can offer you

You may be looking to engage with our prestigious research groups, either by embarking on our BSc and MSci Health and Exercise Science or Sport and Exercise Science, BA in Sport and Social Sciences, or FD/BSc Sport (Sport Performance) courses or enhancing your CV with one of our postgraduate courses. Our postgraduate programmes combine academic excellence with flexible and innovative design and delivery. You can choose from our Diploma/MSc courses in Sport & Exercise Medicine or Sports Physiotherapy.

In addition, we offer a Master of Research (MRes) in Health & Wellbeing and a Professional Doctorate in Health, as well as traditional Health MPhil and PhD, and Doctor of Medicine (MD) qualifications by research. Either way, you can take advantage of our active research course and wealth of academic expertise housed within the Department.

See more information about research at the University of Bath.


The Department for Health was first established within the University of Bath in 2003. The Department was devised to centralise the high profile research and teaching in the health-related disciplines already taking place throughout the University, creating a single entity through which links with the health sector at national and international levels can be channelled, co-ordinated and developed.