Are you interested in studying Health Sciences at university, but not quite sure what it involves?

Health Sciences is a wide subject area that includes many different degrees, leading to varied career options across the healthcare sector.

As a student of Health Sciences, you’ll learn about how to prevent, diagnose, and treat medical conditions, and focus on how to improve health in general. Medicine is probably the best known Health Sciences degree, but there are lots of other options!

For example, you might want to study Physiotherapy so you can help people to recover from illness or injury.

Alternatively, you might want to study Occupational Therapy and learn how to support people with physical or mental difficulties, or help people with long-term illnesses get back to work.

There are all kinds of aspects of healthcare to be interested in. With Kaplan, you can gain entry to a degree in this subject at a number of UK universities.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

At the University of Brighton International College, international students can take advantage of an exciting new route to a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (or BMBS for short) degree at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. This is possible through the Foundation Certificate in Science (Life Sciences pathway).

MRI machine and screens with doctor and nurse

Ranked 3rd in the UK for Medicine (Guardian University Guide 2022), Brighton and Sussex Medical School is run jointly by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.

If you’d like to study the BMBS at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, you’ll need to sit the BioMedical Admissions test (BMAT) when you arrive in Brighton to start your Foundation Certificate.

The test has no pass or fail mark, but your score may be considered alongside the result of your interview with the university, if you attend one.

If you successfully complete the Foundation Certificate in Science, following the Life Sciences pathway, you are guaranteed an interview at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

This interview is a normal part of the application process for a medical degree at the School, and if you’re successful, you’ll be able to enrol on the BMBS degree.

If you’re interested in studying at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, get in touch.

This isn’t your only option, however. The same Foundation Certificate could also lead you to a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton, which is ranked top 20 in the UK for the subject (Complete University Guide 2022).

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is ranked 4th in the UK for Physiotherapy (Complete University Guide 2022). Based in the lively city of Liverpool, it also offers degrees in Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy and Orthoptics.

You can reach these degrees through the Health Sciences pathway of the Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering at University of Liverpool International College.

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is ranked an impressive top 20 in the UK overall (QS World University Rankings 2022). It’s a great study destination for the Health Sciences.

University of Nottingham health sciences

It’s also 7th in the UK for Physiotherapy (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022), and 37th internationally for Nursing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

You can progress to a degree in one of these subjects through a Foundation Certificate in Science (Life Sciences pathway) at the University of Nottingham International College.

UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol health sciences

UWE Bristol is ranked among the top 25 universities in the UK for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2022), and in the top 20 nationally for Physiotherapy (Complete University Guide 2022).

At the University, you could also progress to a degree in Nursing, Radiotherapy and Oncology, or Occupational Therapy.

You just need to successfully complete a Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering on the Life Sciences pathway. You can follow this path on campus, at UWE Bristol’s International College.

Study Health Sciences with Kaplan

If you’re interested in studying for a Health Sciences degree through any of the pathways above, contact us and we’ll be happy to help!