Our degrees are designed to suit your personal needs, and with this in mind we operate within a flexible framework, allowing you to select specific modules within our various programmes to suit your own interests. Take a look below to find the right course for you.
This degree fulfils the requirements to become a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This new programme will not only give you the professional knowledge and clinical assessment skills you need to become a confident, autonomous paramedic working within the emergency environment, but also provide the advanced skills required to work in out of hospital care.Find out more about Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care
Gain a solid grounding in Public Health and gain theoretical and practical knowledge that you'll be able to put into practice. Study a range of modules that underpin the core values of Health Studies, such as Community Perspectives on Health, Fundamentals of Social Sciences, Introduction to Epidemiology, and Contemporary Issues in Health. Graduate with the practical experience to set you apart in a competitive jobs market, evidenced by the work-based placement you undertake.Find out more about Public Health
Gain well-rounded knowledge in the scientific investigation of human health and disease. Learn how the human body functions and what happens when disease affects it. Develop a comprehensive understanding of biomedicine. Acquire specialist knowledge in microbiology, immunology, pathophysiology and clinical biochemistry. Gain real-world experience by undertaking a placement. Graduate and work in a wide range of roles, in the NHS and in clinical laboratories and drug companies.Find out more about Biomedical Science
Play a crucial role in improving the lives of others. Choose from two main routes within this course: Physiological Sciences or Life Sciences. Gain an in-depth understanding of how the body functions and how cells, tissues, and organs work together through the Physiological Sciences route. If you choose Life Sciences, you will explore the scientific investigation of human health and disease.Find out more about Healthcare Sciences: Physiological Sciences/Life Sciences
Do you want to kick-start your career as a Paramedic? Study a course that has been developed in collaboration with the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS). You’ll be taught by skilled professionals, including registered paramedics from NEAS. This course places a strong focus on the development of professional identity, professional standards and the legal and ethical frameworks which underpin paramedic practice.Find out more about Paramedic Practice
Understand how the human body functions in order to diagnose and treat abnormalities and disease. Gain an in-depth understanding of how cells, tissues, and organs work. Graduate fully-equipped to work as a researcher or scientist for employers including the NHS, medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, drug companies and molecular biology companies.Find out more about Physiological Sciences
This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Public Health course, with an integrated foundation year. Gain a solid grounding in Public Health and gain theoretical and practical knowledge that you'll be able to put into practice. Graduate with the practical experience to set you apart in a competitive jobs market, evidenced by the work-based placement you undertake.Find out more about
Interested in taking a science degree, but don't have the necessary qualifications? This course offers an alternative route onto BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. Gain a solid grounding in science and the study skills needed to tackle a degree.Find out more about Extended Biomedical Science
Improve your current health care qualification. Study a course relevant to a wide range of health care roles. Widen your practical experience and theoretical understanding, as we prepare you for roles in health and community settings.Find out more about Practice Development via Study Centres
Study health and safety regulation and legislation, communication, management tools, risk assessment, control and mitigation for a range of workplace hazards. Undertake a major piece of independent work. Examine related issues such as the impact of societal factors on health in the workplace, and the wider public health agenda.Find out more about Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Study health and safety regulation and legislation, communication, management tools, risk assessment, control and mitigation for a range of workplace hazards. Examine related issues such as the impact of societal factors on health in the workplace, and the wider public health agenda. Using our Virtual Learning Environment you can study flexibly and while in employment. Our academic staff will guide you through the course and provide the support you need, no matter where you are based.Find out more about Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Apply your skills in the workplace on an eight-week placement. Learn from academic staff with wide practical experience as well as active research interests in specialisms such as behavioural safety, air pollution, contaminated land and life cycle assessment. Develop your skills on this comprehensive course accredited by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) - the leading professional body for people working in the field of Health and Safety.Find out more about Environment, Health and Safety
Study for either a PgD or MSc, on a full-time or part-time basis. This course brings together both Environmental Management and Health and Safety and is accredited with The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Enhance your career prospects by undertaking job-relevant postgraduate training. Develop a research project and negotiate a topic that reflects your personal interests and career aspirations as well as our supervisory expertise.Find out more about Environment, Health and Safety
Are you committed to the goal of improving people’s health? Undertake specialist training for you to make a real difference. Cover three key domains, including health improvement, improving services and health protection. Analyse global and national policy, and its practical implications in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary learning.Find out more about Public Health
Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.Find out more about
A degree in Health, Paramedic or Clinical Sciences is ideal if you have a genuine interest in a healthcare profession. You'll study a wide range of topics including the care of older people, drug and alcohol studies, community health, advanced practice, and management of long-term conditions.
Here at Sunderland, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a work-based placement at each level of your studies to gain practical experience and make you stand out in the graduate jobs market. We have a wide network of contacts built up over many years, giving you the opportunity to take on placements in a range of areas such as health and social settings, public health teams, drug and alcohol services, children’s centres, health development units, leisure centres and health centres.
You'll also get the chance to benefit from the University’s purpose-built research and teaching facilities at the Sciences Complex, City Campus, where you'll be based, which has recently undergone £7m of investment to bring you state-of-the-art facilities.