Top reasons to study here

  • Overall, the University is ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK for health research at world-leading and internationally excellent standards.
  • The University’s social work and social policy research impact at world-leading levels ranked GCU as in the top 10 in the UK.
  • GCU-led research has reduced avoidable infections in healthcare in the UK and Europe by stimulating policy debate and investment in new healthcare practice.

About

History

The School of Health and Life Sciences was established in 2011, following the merger of the School of Health and the School of Life Sciences. By bringing Health, Nursing and Social Care disciplines together with Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology and Vision Sciences, the school is one of the largest providers of health care and life science education in Scotland.

Research

GCU research in the area of sedentary behaviour is significant, including an MRC-funded collaborative project bringing together internationally-recognised multidisciplinary expertise in a range of areas such as active ageing, sedentary behaviour and physical activity/inactivity to inform future interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in older people.