School of Nursing and Allied Health

Meeting the needs of health and social care

At the school of Nursing and Allied Health, we are passionate about delivering better outcomes for patients and service users by providing education opportunities for aspiring and practicing health and social care professionals.

Whatever stage you’re at in your career – from pre-registration/pre-qualification to specialist or advanced practitioner - studying with LJMU will help you to develop your skills, knowledge and practice so that you can have a very real, positive impact on people’s lives.

Our specialist areas are:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedicine
  • Social Work
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

We're committed to working in partnership with health and social care organisations to provide solutions that meet the needs of the evolving health and social care agenda. Our partners include North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, NHS Hospital Trusts across the country, Health Education England, Social Work England, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Local Authorities in Cheshire and Merseyside, charities, commissioning bodies and private providers.

The School has been committed to advancing developments in health and social care for over 25 years and we can trace our origins back to 1991, when the Liverpool School of Nursing and Midwifery joined with Liverpool Polytechnic. Today, we continue to strive to tackle health inequalities and social exclusion and deprivation in local communities and beyond, through our undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, along with a growing programme of international partnerships and student opportunities.


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"Health village" prepares students for the real-world

Our facilities are laid out to emulate a patient's journey from a collapse at home to inside the ambulance, into A&E and through to rehabilitation. The simulated settings give students the realism necessary to ready themselves for the challenges of providing real life treatment to patients.

Take a walk through our health village.

Find out more about our research

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Our research

We’re delivering impactful projects that integrate education and research, promote innovative service delivery, professional development and improved patient care. Such engagement directly informs all of our research and scholarship activities bringing real benefits to patients and vital insights for our students and our community.

Our expertise

Real-world experience from a range of disciplines means that we are able to understand the needs of individuals, families and their communities, and the organisations providing services for them.

Take a look at the specific research areas we’re interested in:

  • Nursing: we specialise in a number of research themes within nursing
  • Research Unit for Financial Inclusion
  • Centre for Collaborative Innovation in Dementia
  • Social work


of our nursing graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation


of our midwifery graduates achieve at least a 2:1 and are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduation


continuing professional development courses for healthcare professionals