School of Health and Social Care


The School of Health and Social Care has established an enviable regional, national and international reputation for its teaching, its research and its broad educational opportunities.  We are home to a variety of professionally accredited courses in Nursing and Social Work as well as our vocationally oriented Health and Social Care degree. Furthermore we undertake a broad range of high quality research projects through our thriving Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU).

The Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH) undertakes research in partnership with service users, health practitioners and organisations, industry and policy makers.

Many of our staff members keep their practice up–to–date and relevant by working in various capacities with service delivery agencies and by engaging in practice research. This is complemented by the number of authors in the School, whose books have been adopted as core texts at many universities in the UK.

We have close ties with Health Trusts, Local Authorities and voluntary and private organisations across the region and we have established academic partnerships with Universities in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, France, Poland and Slovenia through our Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programmes and various Health collaborations.

For more information on the school please download our School Brochure (PDF)

The School Mission

The School of Health and Social Care is working towards becoming a leader in the field of vocational, research informed and research engaged programmes, created and delivered by a collaborative academic and practice community utilising innovative learning and teaching approaches.

In order to achieve that aim, our commitment is that every member of the academic team teaches, teaches well and continually aims to teach better. Furthermore, every member of the academic team is engaged in research, scholarship, enterprise and community engagement, and continually aims to enhance their professional contribution.

We look forward to working with you towards achieving and realising your goals, whether you are a former, current or future student, an employer, a partner practice agency, a partner in research and development, or a member of the public.

If you are interested in finding out more about our School please come to one of our Open Days and meet some of the staff and students, who can tell you first hand about the special learning experience in the School.

I look forward to welcoming you to the School

Nigel Horner
Head of School of Health & Social Care 

Social Science Snapshots

Social Science Snapshots offer a short and valuable insight into how a degree in the College of Social Science has benefitted graduates in the world of work.

Hear from alumni and how their current roles relate to the experiences they gained from the University of Lincoln, and how current students undertaking research within the College have used the plethora of outstanding facilities available to them at the University of Lincoln.

You can view the whole playlist from a range of different students and graduates here.

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School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, UK

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