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Faculty of Health & Social Care

Transforming health and social care practice through education and research

About us

The Faculty of Health & Social Care is one of nine faculties (academic units) based at The Open University’s headquarters at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes. Faculties on campus at Walton Hall form the OU’s hub of learning, development, scholarship and research.

In Health & Social Care, academic and academic-related staff work together to develop and offer an integrated curriculum with a strong interdisciplinary focus, firmly rooted in practice. Our courses and qualifications reflect the increasing importance of a multi-professional approach to effective service delivery.

Our Dean, Jeremy Roche is head of the faculty, he is supported by Faculty Executive – a team comprising Associate Deans, Heads of Department, Head of Planning and Resources and a Director Business Development.

Academic staff are based in three departments each with a specialist academic and practice focus, Health and Social Care, Nursing and Social Work