Healthcare plays a central role in the lives and wellbeing of people around the world, and as this fascinating field develops, there are opportunities for professionals from all kinds of backgrounds to play a key role improving the lives of others.
The University of Lincoln offers a wide range of healthcare and health-science related programmes which can provide options to students who wish to make a difference in these areas. Explore these options below and discover the courses available at Lincoln that can help you make a positive impact.
A career in pharmacy offers the chance to make a positive difference to people’s lives and wellbeing, by providing care in a wide range of settings, often at the heart of communities. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of illnesses. Pharmacy graduates may go on to work in a range of clinical environments, including hospitals, primary care and community pharmacies, and as non-medical prescribers.
Psychology brings together the scientific study of behaviour, mental health, and neurophysiological functioning in an attempt to understand what makes us human, and why we think the way we do. The first step to becoming a professional psychologist is to study a degree in psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which will offer the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS.
Our undergraduate Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.
Midwives offer specialist support to mothers from the antenatal to the postnatal period, and work with a range of healthcare professionals to promote the best interests of a mother and her baby. Midwifery is a global profession. Childbearing women, newborn infants, and families share similar needs wherever they live and midwives make a vital contribution to their survival, health and well-being across the world.
At the University of Lincoln, our Midwifery programme is underpinned by national policy and focuses on women-centred holistic care, combining theory with practical placements. Successful graduates will be eligible to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Nurses perform a vital role in modern healthcare, in both primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families, and profiling healthcare needs of communities. Nurses are in high demand, and the profession can offer a reliable career with many opportunities for advancement.
At the University of Lincoln, we recognise the challenges facing current and future healthcare and nursing practice, offering three distinct nursing programmes specialising in adults, children, and mental health. The programmes are professionally-accredited programmes that are designed to enable students to become registered nurses with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Social care is about providing physical, emotional, and social support to help people live their lives. For various reasons and at different stages in their lives, some people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity, and control.
Health and social care practitioners can make a profound difference to the lives of vulnerable people, working in a variety of settings including healthcare, education, and public health.
Our Health and Social Care degree at Lincoln takes an integrated approach, combining policy and practice. It aims to develop the knowledge, skills, and values required to take on many of the new and emerging responsibilities within a range of care sectors.