University of East Anglia UAE

The School of Rehabilitation Sciences (RSC) delivers research-led and problem-based teaching that ensures graduates are fit for practice in the modern health and social care sector.


About us

Teaching is housed within award winning accommodation in the heart of the campus, and programmes have high staff: student ratios, with personal advisors providing individual professional, academic and pastoral support. We were the first UK University department to establish a joint Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy education venture and our students benefit from the close links within the departments that make up the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The School of Rehabilitation Sciences provides you with an academic and clinical education which is second to none. We are very proud of our innovative teaching methods and the passion and dedication of our staff. Our teaching has a strong focus on Problem Based Learning with patient contact from the very outset of our courses. We boast extensive expertise in the education of healthcare professionals based on sound scientific knowledge and interprofessional learning is fundamental across the health schools. Our small teaching groups help foster highly supportive working environments and benefit from experience-based teaching and learning.

The School has an outstanding reputation with students being taught by academic staff who are also researchers at the forefront of their area of expertise, dedicated to making sure students receive training in the latest practice and technique. We ensure that you receive early patient contact and offer enquiry-based, interrogative and problem based learning. As a result, the School places substantial emphasis on placement education, as we strongly believe there is no better way for you to prepare for your future career. You will work and learn in a variety of environments, interacting with clients and applying your practice skills under the supervision of qualified therapists. Students and staff share a common vision and sense of purpose to work and study effectively in the ceaseless challenge to improve healthcare. Our supportive culture, superb facilities and close relationship with NHS and research partners, make this Faculty a great place to fulfil that vision.

About the faculty

We are very proud of our innovative teaching methods and the passion and dedication of our staff will inspire you to be the best you can be.

Our approach is based on problem-solving, evidence-based learning and early patient contact. The courses include the following elements:

  • Interprofessional Learning – You will meet up with students from other health-related disciplines to exchange knowledge, practice and ideas.
  • Research – The teaching staff are continually involved in research, which means you will benefit from their knowledge of the very latest practices and techniques.
  • Supportive Culture – Teaching groups are small, which encourages a close-knit student body and a supportive learning culture. You will be assigned your own personal mentor and qualified professional who will be there every step of the way to guide you through the course.
  • Elective Placement – You will have the opportunity at the end of your course to put into practice what you have learned in the clinical environment of your choice.
  • Student Experience: In the 2012 UK National Student Survey, the School of Rehabilitation Sciences achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 96%.
  • Employability- Our teaching methods and placements equip our students with a variety of transferable skills including adaptability, team working and communication skills. Our graduates can expect to pursue a career in any number of health, social and private care environments, including mental health, social services, community practice, sports medicine, the armed forces, prisons, hospitals, or working with the homeless.