About Us

The School of Health and Life Sciences was formed in 2011, becoming one of the largest providers of health and life science education in Scotland.

It is one of three Glasgow-based academic schools in GCU and brings together eight departments: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing and Community Health, Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Paramedicine, Podiatry and Radiography, Psychology, Social Work, and Vision Sciences.

The School also hosts a Learning Development Centre (LDC), a team of Learning Technologists, and the Research Centre for Health (ReaCH), which is a hub for excellence and innovation in health and social care research, and the Chief Scientist Office funded Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP).

Inter-departmental collaboration allows the School to offer an unparalleled range of teaching programmes and flexible delivery options, research, bespoke training and consultancy services across the health, social care and life sciences sectors.

Research Excellence

Excellence in teaching and research, top academics, supportive and stimulating learning environment in a wide range of areas – from Food Biosciences to Nursing.

Our Research

In REF 2014, we ranked in the top 20 in the UK for health research at world-leading and internationally excellent standards. Find out about our award-winning academics and vibrant research community. 

Our Facilities

We offer students and businesses access to state-of-the-art learning and research facilities across all our departments.