UK universities are leaders in the area of professional healthcare education, working in close collaboration with healthcare providers and employers to develop courses that help you become a fully qualified healthcare professional.
Healthcare and health science covers a wide range of careers and professions within the medical and science industry, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacology, optometry, plus many more.
Students studying a healthcare degree in the UK will have access to high-technology medical equipment to practice working in a simulated environment. Modules will enable you to advance your knowledge in relation to a range of theories and concepts, which underpin the delivery of high quality and safe healthcare.
Healthcare science courses combine state-of-the-art healthcare methodologies with relevant physiological and/or life science approaches, in order to examine the effective management of the wellbeing and health of individuals and/or groups of people, with a healthcare need.
You will receive a thorough grounding in the scientific foundations of health, illness and healthcare and will be taught the most up-to-date concepts in healthcare research methodology and data analysis.
Foundation and top-up courses are also available for healthcare students who qualified outside the UK who wish to top-up their existing qualification to a degree.
Students who have successfully undertaken health studies degrees in the UK often secure employment within the public and private healthcare sectors, as well as undertaking teaching and research roles.
Entry requirements for health studies programmes vary greatly, but students will generally always require experience in science related subjects such as chemistry and biology.
As healthcare study and its allied subjects often have limited spaces available, entry can be competitive, especially for medicine and dentistry programmes. Applicants who meet entry requirements will also be required to undertake an interview to successfully receive an offer of a place on a course.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best Health studies courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Health Professions universities in the Guardian University Guide 2022 below:
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