Is studying Healthcare or Health Sciences at university for me?


Depending on what you want to do with your life, university could be a great way to get there. You’re already here, giving it some thought, so it must be something you can see happening.

There are more than a million people studying in higher education in universities and colleges in the UK, and they study in different ways – full-time, part-time or while they’re working – but you can guarantee they’re all having the time of their life.

Here are our 10 top reasons.

  1. Healthcare has roles to suit all skill sets – at university, you can choose a course that really inspires you. Healthcare is an incredibly broad field with a variety of different roles you could choose to pursue. So, whether you want to follow a career path that’s related directly to medicine, or you’re just looking for something to suit your skills, it’s not just aspiring Doctors and Nurses that can make a difference. There’s a range of options, from biomedical sciences to one of the many allied health professions or nursing.
  2. You will get a job – graduates are more likely to get a job than non-graduates, and often a more rewarding or higher paid job. The NHS is the fifth biggest employer in the world with many vacant spaces to fill. This does not include all of the possible private health sector jobs which our courses will also prepare you for.
  3. You want to go far – for professions, like medicine, allied health or nursing, it’s essential to have a relevant degree.
  4. You could get to travel the world – you’ll meet lecturers and students from all over the world, and you could spend time studying abroad. Healthcare is required in every country so your career opportunities will not be limited to the UK alone. In fact, the healthcare education provided in the UK is highly advanced, so if you were to seek opportunities and experience overseas you would be competent and able to pursue it.
  5. The work experience opportunities are unreal – all of the courses provide built-in placements supported by simulated environments, so you’re ready to start work once you complete your studies. At Buckingham, we’re investing in the student experience.
  6. Skills for your CV – it’s not only an in-depth knowledge of your subject you’ll develop but a host of transferable skills that will set you up for life, including oral and written communication, teamwork, time management, analytical and problem-solving, leadership and organisation
  7. You will make friends for life – you’ll make a lot of new friends at the university. Whether it’s a group study day, a couple of pints in the pub or a day trip to a local city or seaside town, you’ll find you’ve got lots of options for a fantastic and varied social life. Learning how to build a strong support network is important, as the people you study with might be the people you will end up relying on as you navigate your healthcare career.
  8. Do not underestimate your impact – from your first day studying with us your work will make a difference. Regardless of your chosen speciality, everything you do will play some part in helping people. Working in healthcare allows you to nurture your desire to help others. It is important to remember the type of help needed expands across various sectors, meaning that no matter what your talent is, you’ll be able to do some good.
  9. Can you keep up? – choosing to study for a healthcare degree is highly valued and recognised, filled with challenges, and offering the chance to work with people from all walks of life, there’ll never be a dull day in healthcare. Every day is different and by solving each problem by applying the skill sets you take away from your studies with us you’ll experience a sense of variety and know that you’re working towards a good cause. You never quite know what to expect.
  10. Opportunities to grow alongside the industry – as the healthcare industry grows, you could be growing too. Since healthcare workers are in such high demand, once you study for a certain healthcare role, it is easy to develop further skills supported by your employers. Who will be offering extra training and personal development opportunities to help staff progress, giving you a great chance to branch out and expand your knowledge and experience. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is important and highly valued within the NHS, not only for giving you the opportunity to learn new skills, take on new responsibilities and progress in areas that you enjoy but to ensure staff are kept up-to-date with relevant skills and regulations to maintain patient safety.

A University of Buckingham healthcare qualification is an investment in your future and an experience that can’t be rivalled. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself here and make the most of every opportunity.