School of Health Sciences, City University London

The School of Health Sciences at City, University of London is composed of the former St Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery and School of Allied Health Science.

The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees as well as Continuing Personal and Professional Development for those entering or working in health and community-related professions. Disciplines covered include nursing (child, adult and mental health), midwifery, health management, research and policy, speech, language and communication therapy and science diagnostic radiography, therapeutic radiography, ultrasound and optometry.


The School was formed in 2008 when the nursing and midwifery college merged with the allied health sciences departments.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery dates its history back over 120 years ago to the schools of St Bartholomew's Hospital and the Royal London Hospital, the former of which began training in 1867,[1] formalised into a School in 1877.[2] These merged in 1994 to become the St Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery. In 1995 the new school was incorporated into City, University of London.[3][4] Both schools have a strong and respected history and have produced many nurse leaders and educators. The school has since been incorporated into the School of Health Sciences.


The School of Health Sciences is based at City's main campus at Northampton Square.

Library Services

The recently refurbished main University Library occupies at the Northampton Square is open 8.30am to midnight throughout term time. Resources include textbooks, journals, e-books, DVDs, electronic journals and databases. The majority of electronic materials can be accessed from anywhere via our online services for students, so you don’t have to come to campus to study and can use many resources from home or while on placement.


  1. Monika Habermann; Leana Uys, eds. (2005). The Nursing Process: A Global Concept. Churchill Livingstone. p. 18. ISBN 0443101914.
  2. Waddington, Keir (2000). Charity and the London Hospitals, 1850-1898. Royal Historical Society. p. 84. ISBN 0861932463.
  3. Garner, Richard (24 June 1997). "Fall in, Angels!; St Bart's Bid to Beat Shortage of Nurses". The Mirror. Retrieved 19 October 2013 via Questia Online Library.
  4. McCormack, Steve (20 November 2008). "Caring for Others Gives You Options". The Independent   via HighBeam Research (subscription required) . Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.

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