The Health Sciences Academy is a marketplace offering a comprehensive, high-quality range of flexible courses to meet the postgraduate training and education needs of healthcare professionals in North West London, the UK and worldwide.  Options range from short-courses lasting a few days up to full Master’s courses and even PhD programmes.

The HSA is a joint enterprise between three leading universities in North West London: Imperial College London, Brunel University London and Buckinghamshire New University.   Originally conceived by Imperial, this synergistic partnership brings to bear the complementary strengths of the three universities to offer high-quality courses that are responsive to national education and training priorities with the overall aim of enhancing patient care, informed by world-leading research in the partner universities and designed to fit flexibly alongside professional commitments.

Current academy courses range from stand-alone CPD to postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, Master’s programmes and PhDs, and include full-time, part-time and workplace-based learning options. Our vision is for a fully flexible model in which modules can be built towards awards over time, to fit in with students’ career development and working schedules. Search for your course by name, theme, award or profession.

The future mission of the HSA is to develop further innovative and collaborative postgraduate programmes to meet the needs of the changing healthcare workforce. New programmes will be developed in line with Health Education England’s training plans, and in response to demand from healthcare professionals. Visitors to this site are welcome to suggest a new course.

HSA Team

Susan West

Member of the HSA Strategy Board

Dean, Faculty of Society and Health, Buckinghamshire New University

Professor Andrew George

President of the HSA
Chair of the HSA Strategy Board

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and International), Brunel University London

John Cossar

Member of the HSA Operations Board

Director of the Division of Physiotherapy, Clinical Sciences Department, Brunel University London

Elizabeth Griffiths

Member of the HSA Operation Board

Pathway leader for the Occupational Health strand of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course, Clinical Sciences Department, Brunel University London

Dr Priscilla Harries

Member of the HSA Strategy and Operations Boards

Head of Clinical Sciences Department, Brunel University London

Professor Paul Hellewell

Member of HSA Strategy and Operations Board

Dean of the College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Brunel University London is a campus-based university situated in West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1966, the University’s distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence with the practical and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Occupational Therapy at Brunel is one of the largest, longest established, and most highly regarded programs globally. We are the original ‘London School of Occupational Therapy’. At Brunel we combine excellence in teaching with pioneering research and have acquired an international reputation for progressive and innovative research in many areas of health and social care. Our Physiotherapy programme was ranked top in the National Student Survey and was awarded ‘preferred bidder’ status with NHS London for the provision of physiotherapy pre-registration education and training in London. We also have three SCPHN pathways: Health Visiting, Occupational Health Nursing and School Nursing.

For qualified therapists and nurses we offer a range of post graduate programmes including Occupational Therapy, Neurorehabilitation, Ageing Studies, Public Health and Health Promotion. The breadth and depth of our clinical and social care expertise allows us to deliver high quality graduate, postgraduate and doctoral education. We also host a range of PhD pathways for health professionals and an MBA in Healthcare Management.

Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University aims to be a leading professional and creative influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of people and employers, and inspiring and nurturing talent for professional and creative careers. Within a caring and supportive environment, Bucks New delivers high-quality scholarship, as well as focused research and professional practice.

Student experience at the heart of all University plans. Bucks New works with a range of partners regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure that students graduate ready for the world of work, and that the University is able to meet the current and future needs of employers.

Bucks New has enjoyed a long and successful history since it was founded in 1893 as the School of Science and Art. The University now offers education to over 9,000 students studying on a range of courses linked to the creative and cultural industries, the management and information management sectors, and the public sector.

Imperial College London

Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities (ranked 2nd in the world overall and 4th in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health), Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The university attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Innovative research at Imperial explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business, delivering practical solutions that improve quality of life and the environment – underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture.

Founded in 1907, Imperial builds on a distinguished past – having pioneered penicillin, holography and fibre optics – to shape the future. Imperial researchers work across disciplines to improve global health, tackle climate change, develop sustainable energy technology and address security challenges. This blend of academic excellence and its real-world application feeds into Imperial’s exceptional learning environment, where students participate in research to push the limits of their degrees.

The Faculty of Medicine provides a wide variety of Clinical, Science-based, and Research postgraduate Master’s degrees, in areas ranging from Surgical Technology to Cancer Biology, and Modern Epidemiology. The combination of excellent staff and innovative teaching methods results in a truly world-class educational and training experience.