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Health degrees

What is health?

Health relates to a number of different things, such as the human body, the study of pharmaceuticals and mental health. Studies look at ways to improve health services, medicines and the quality of life.

Why study health?

Studying health-related subjects is rewarding and valuable. It's a fast-growing sector as people live longer and the number of people who require support increases. Health is a subject where you can make a difference to many people's lives.

As technological advances in healthcare continue, a variety of careers have become available, such as technicians and therapists.

Our health degrees allow you to work on a wide range of areas from drug discovery, biomedical engineering, medical technology, digital health and data analytics. 

Why study at health at Strathclyde?

Studying a health degree at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at a multi-award-winning academic institution. A 5-star QS-rated university, we are the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time!

We rank highly in the 2020 Complete University Guide Subject Tables for many areas in health:

  • 1st for Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • 2nd for Medical Technology
  • 7th for Biological Sciences

Pioneering research

Our academics are leaders in their field meaning you'll learn from experts working at the cutting edge of healthcare innovation. Our researchers are working on pioneering medicines and treatments in areas such as cancer therapy and new antibiotics. We're also working on advanced rapid diagnostics for sepsis and brain tumours, while our biomedical engineering specialists are developing pioneering surgical blood salvage technology. 

Featured courses

BSc Hons Prosthetics & Orthotics

We offer the only four-year prosthetics and orthotics degree in the UK – the only course in the UK with Category 1 accreditation from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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MSc Cancer Therapies

The MSc in Cancer Therapies is unique in the UK. It's a multifaceted course and the only one which combines a focus on cancer biology, drug discovery, formulation and delivery with radiation biology. You'll also gain an understanding of the practical, ethical and economic implications of personalised cancer therapy. The degree is for graduates seeking experience in the range of topics essential to the understanding and development of cancer therapies.

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