School of Human Sciences

The School of Human Sciences is focused on achieving Healthy Ageing in a Healthy Society through unlocking human potential in science to make a difference.

Welcome to Human Sciences at the University of Derby

The mission of the School of Human Sciences is to enhance the world and the community we live in, by impacting human physical and mental health and performance, and societal safety and justice, through the practice and application of world-class science to make a difference to human quality of life.

If you are considering studying a Human Sciences degree, our School has a wide range of specialist courses that can help you move forwards in your chosen career at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Human Sciences.

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Sally Akehurst
Head of School of Human Sciences

Dr Sally Akehurst is Head of School of Human Sciences which consists of three Discipline Areas including: Biomedical and Forensic Science; Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Science.

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