Healthcare and Health Science

Make a Difference

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.

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

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.

Pharmaceutical Science encompasses a range of scientific disciplines, introducing students to the exciting world of drug discovery, development, and management. Our aim at Lincoln is to produce passionate pharmaceutical scientists who are adept in addressing the healthcare challenges of the future. Our courses offers an insight into the structure, function, and mechanisms of drugs; how different drugs can act on the human body; and how their potentially lifesaving effects can be harnessed safely.

A Pharmacy student at the University of Lincoln

Biochemistry and Biomedical Science

Biochemistry offers an understanding of the biological and chemical processes that allow life to thrive, giving us the tools we need to solve key challenges in cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and genetics. Advances in the field enable us to respond to human health problems and diseases by designing new strategies and drugs as treatments.

Biomedical scientists also play a key role in improving human health. By exploring life processes in humans they lay the foundations for understanding and investigating health, disease, treatment, and prevention. At Lincoln, students undertake a series of hands-on practical sessions focusing on a wide range of different techniques, including many that use the same equipment and techniques that are currently employed within the NHS, industry, and research laboratories to investigate disease and diagnose patients.

Our Biochemistry and Biomedical Science programmes offer a route into these exciting and important scientific careers.


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.

Most of 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.


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Allied Health Professions

Each day, allied health professionals (AHPs) play a crucial role in helping patients live their lives as fully as possible. In the NHS alone, there are 15 different roles available, working across a range of sectors from emergency response and diagnosis to mental and physical rehabilitation.

In our School of Health and Social Care, we offer a BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Science. Paramedics work on the frontline of healthcare, looking after those in need and responding to a wide range of situations, from minor wounds and conditions to more serious, life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

We also offer a number of programmes in our School of Sport and Exercise Science, including our Sport and Exercise Therapy, Strength and Conditioning in Sport, Health and Exercise Science, and Health, Exericise and Nutrition programmes.

East Midlands Ambulance Services paramedics. Credit: East Midlands Ambulance Service



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).

A student midwife taking part in a role play situation



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).



A group of student nurses at the University's Brayford Pool Campus

Health and Social Care

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.

Health and Social Care students discussing their work


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