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University of Wolverhampton - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

The Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing is made up of five institutes:

  • Institute of Sport: Multi-million pound facilities, excellent links with industry, renowned and dynamic staff, and interesting and challenging courses make Sport one of the leading lights of the University.
  • Institute of Education: Offers a comprehensive range of nationally-recognised courses in education for future and current education professionals.
  • Institute of Health Professions: We have a range of courses including Nursing, Community Health, Midwifery, LEAP, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy and Physician Associate.
  • Institute of Psychology: With exceptional facilities, accreditation from the BPS and a strong commitment to research, we will provide you with an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers.
  • Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care: Our students benefit from purpose-built teaching centres, featuring state-of-the-art facilities such as well-equipped skills centres, spacious lecture theatres and modern Social Learning Spaces.

Postgraduate study

Many of our postgraduate courses can be studied part-time, offering you flexibility to balance your studies with other commitments. Postgraduate taught qualifications in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing include MRes Sport and Exercise, MA Education, PGCEs for primary teaching, secondary teaching, and post-compulsory teaching, MSc degrees and postgraduate diplomas and certificates in health care and nursing, MSc Occupational Psychology, and MA degrees and postgraduate diplomas and certificates in Social Work.

Student loans for PhD programmes have been confirmed in the UK government’s 2016 Budget announcement. Following the confirmation of £10,000 Master’s loans for 2016, £25,000 doctoral loans will be introduced in 2018. This announcement will be welcome news if you are considering a PhD with us.


The Faculty supports over 450 academic staff who are supported to engage in research, as well as over 30 dedicated research staff, including Professors, Readers and Research Fellows. Our teams are at the forefront of research and practice in their subjects and make a direct impact in many ways. We have over 240 doctoral students, many of whom are studying for a Professional Doctorate and making a direct impact in their workplaces. It's an exciting time to be in the innovative and enterprising areas of Education, Health and Wellbeing.

We support the ground-breaking research of over 240 doctoral students in Education, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Sport and Psychology. Our research community is diverse and dynamic. We work with local, regional and international students from across the world on a diverse range of research fields. We welcome applications from graduates wanting to develop themselves, their area of interest and their careers.

Postgraduate research qualifications include Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD), Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing (DHW), Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD), and PhDs. You will be supported throughout your PhD programme by a team of supervisors, academics, usually from the Faculty, who provide guidance, critical appraisal and expert advice from the start of your studies until completion. You will also be supported by a wide range of skills events and PhD workshops designed to support your research and build a PhD community.


At Walsall campus you’ll find a 3G synthetic pitch, 12-court sports hall, sprint track, a 20m x 10m swimming pool, tennis courts, and extensive sports fields. The campus is also home to the British Judo Centre of Excellence where Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls all train, including bronze medallist Sally Conway.

For nursing and health care students, our newly developed skills centres offer hands-on teaching of skills through a comprehensive range of working/teaching aids and models. These include simulated hospital wards, a general practitioner room, a two bedded assessment area and a 'home environment'.

Our psychology facilities are second to none. They include an extensively stocked psychometric test library, dedicated psychology testing rooms, and a social psychology suite which has a one-way observation mirror, viewing chamber, remotely-operated discreet video cameras, plasma screens, plus digital sound reproduction and mixing capabilities.

Our research centres and departments include the Centre for Developmental and Applied Research in Education (CeDARE), Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement (CHSCI), Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education (CRADLE), Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance (RCSEP), and Research in the Institute of Psychology. 

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