Health and Social Care

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Training for life

Organised health and social care is one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century, made possible by the vision and dedication of the professionals who staff it.

We prepare you to join that inspirational workforce as a caring, compassionate and competent professional who shares our commitment to improving lives.

We are at the forefront of preparing people to solve real-life issues in health and society, offering courses that both commissioners and employers believe in. People are at the heart of all we do. We work in partnership with people from all walks of life, who offer us their expertise and experience, making us a team of people who truly understand what is needed from health and social care professionals – now and in the future.


Why choose us?

Opportunities to study abroad
You'll have specialist facilities at your fingertips
Be more than a number. Our small cohorts mean you'll be part of our learning community.
Our courses blend theory and practice
99% of our students are in professional employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduating from Essex (DLHE 2016)
Vikki-Jo Scott, head of school HSC
Our School of Health and Social Care is a pioneering department committed to making a difference to local, national and international health and social care, through education, research and knowledge transfer. 
Vikki-Jo Scott Head of school
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Get in touch with us

If you would like any more information about Health and Social Care or have a question you would like to ask, please complete this short enquiry form.

Contact our School of Health and Social Care
Colchester Campus Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
All enquiries:
Telephone: 01206 872854
Southend Campus Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LW
All enquiries:
Telephone: 01702 328359