Study Health, Nursing and Midwifery at Hull

We don't just teach the theory. We go beyond the classroom to give students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate professional health practitioners.

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We're passionate about making a difference

If you are too, then you’ve chosen the right place to study.

At Hull, our expert staff work with local healthcare providers to deliver a wide range of health, nursing and midwifery programmes, including Honours and Masters degrees as well as CPD courses for professionals wishing to improve their skills or develop their career.

We also offer flexible routes into nursing and healthcare for those wishing to train without formal qualifications, including the University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice and the Alternative Route into Health and Social Care.

Whatever course you choose, you’ll be learning in some of the UK’s finest facilities following our £28 million investment.

Plus, undergraduate students studying nursing, midwifery and many allied health courses will receive a bursary of at least £5,000 a year.³ This doesn't need to be paid back and is in addition to any financial support received through your student loan. 

Top 5 in the UK

Our Nursing Courses are Joint 1st for Graduate Prospects,1 and Paramedic Science at Hull is ranked 5th in the UK for Research Quality.2

£5,000 bursary

Students on lots of our health courses are eligible for a training bursary of at least £5,000 per year from the NHS Learning Support Fund.3

World class

The University of Hull is one of the top universities in the world to study nursing according to the latest QS World University Rankings.

Career prospects

100% of our Nursing and Perioperative Care students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating, so the career prospects couldn't be better.4

Fully accredited

Our courses are approved by professional and regulatory bodies including the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Health and Care Professions Council.

£28 million

We’ve invested in your future with the development of our £28 million health campus, with our facilities mirroring those you’ll use in your career.

Flexible routes into your degree

As well as our traditional courses, we offer routes into nursing and healthcare for those without formal qualifications, such as our University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice and our Alternative Route into Health and Social Care.

Many of our flexible programmes include the option to study part-time during the day or evenings and we also provide courses designed for those already working in the sector who wish to advance their practice or gain an additional professional registration.

David Dale, Learning Disability Nursing

David Dale

David found his passion for working with people with learning disabilities in the charity sector and boosted his career with a degree at Hull.
Ella Kirk, Midwifery student

Ella Kirk

Great facilities. A beautiful campus. And supportive lecturers. Just some of the reasons Ella chose to study Midwifery at Hull.

Sharon Land

After developing a passion for helping people, the facilities at Hull persuaded Sharon to start an Adult Nursing degree.
Olayemi Elizabeth Ajayi

Olayemi Ajayi

Olayemi tells us why she chose to study at Hull and how her passion for working in medicine led to a degree in Operating Department Practice.
Mental health nursing student Shepherd Mathuthu

Shepherd Mathuthu

"For me there's no better place than here." Looking to become a mental health nurse? Shepherd tells us why he chose to study his degree at Hull.

Hands on. Career focused. From day one.

At Hull, you’ll combine classroom learning with practical experience so that when you graduate, you’ll be ready to undertake the responsibilities of a health practitioner.

Many of our courses have been developed with local healthcare providers to meet their requirements for qualified staff – such as physiotherapists, paramedics and nutritionists – so the career prospects couldn’t be better.

In fact, we're rated 100% for employability,4 with many of our graduates working for the NHS as well as in private practice, social services, the pharmaceutical industry, the armed forces, the prison service and other areas.

Student nurse plastering an arm
A student physiotherapist working with a patient
Mental Health Nursing student
Paramedic Science student performing practice CPR on a training dummy

First stop: Your degree at Hull

Next stop:




Operating department practitioner



Sports physiotherapist

Learn in revolutionary facilities

Our £28 million Health Campus is part of our investment into your future and the health of people in our region.

At the heart of it is the Allam Medical Building, which was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen to provide state-of-the-art training environments for our students and researchers.

Boost your career with a health apprenticeship

We work with employers to provide apprenticeships in a number of health or social care settings.

Choose from a Nursing Associate Apprenticeship, a BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) Apprenticeship or a BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice Apprenticeship.

These are delivered as a blend of campus-based classes, portfolio building, placements and self-directed study, as well as time spent with your employer.

Those interested should pursue apprenticeship opportunities with their employer as the University does not accept direct applications.


Placements that are built into your degree

Placements are a key part of our programmes. That's why we have a special team – the Placement Learning Unit – to work with our practice partners and support you while you are on placement.

We have partnerships with NHS trusts in Hull and East Yorkshire, York and Scarborough, North East and North Lincolnshire, with the private, independent and voluntary sectors, and with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

World-leading research and expert teachers

Our expert staff work closely with a number of partners to ensure our research is at the forefront of its field and benefits the health and wellbeing of the local community.

We have strong links with the NHS, charitable organisations, partner academic institutions, public representatives and industry, so you'll be trained and inspired by leaders in the field across all of our subject areas.

Your next steps

We’re here to help at every stage of your journey to university, whether you’re looking for a course, or you’re ready to apply. If you have any questions, just get in touch. You can also receive important updates from us using the form.


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1. (Excluding Children's Nursing) The Guardian University Rankings 2024.

2. The Complete University Guide 2024.

3. Available to all undergraduate students studying Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science or Physiotherapy. You don’t need to pay this back, and you’ll get it as well as your student loan.

4. (Nursing / Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing / Perioperative Care) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.