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Medicinal Sciences: Studying and Working


The field of health and medicine has had a high demand over the past years and this demand continues to increase.

Career Options

Most of the job roles in the field are professional, technical, rewarding and very well-respected. These job roles include health staff, doctors, pharmacists, dentists, other physicians, specialists and many more. The work for the professionals in the field of medicine is not limited to hospitals and clinics, instead Health sector in the public including the Government recruits highly qualified and experienced individuals. There is a demand for professionals in research and development, pharmaceutical industries, education and quality control as well.

Dentists and Doctors are recruited by NHS in the UK and they can also run their own private practice The jobs at NHS are heavily paid, from £30,000 to £97,000 per annum. The private practices note to have even higher returns. Pharmacists and other health technicians can work in pharmacies and industries depending on the individual's specific field.

Study Options

There is a diverse range of disciplines that can be studied at all levels of study from Undergraduate to Doctorate level. Some of the most popular courses include Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor Of Dental Surgery (BDS), BPharm, MPharm, Biomedical Sciences, Biogenetics, Biochemistry etc. Each of these disciplines has a scope for research in future, which is why many professionals decide to progress their studies to the PhD Level.

World class universities with advance learning resources, laboratories, faculty and facilities provide the option to opt for these courses in countries known for their academic excellence including the UK, the USA, Australia, Canada and Europe.

The fees for each of the courses can defer depending on the content of the degree. More the involvement of laboratory and practical work, higher the fees are likely to be. There are a handful of scholarships offered to facilitate students, especially at Post-Graduate Level.


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