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Professions in the Medical Sector

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Become the one who has more impact in the health sector

Did you know that there are more than 350 professions in the NHS beyond the traditional roles of doctor, dentist or nurse? Study an alternative to medicine masters degree with us and you could become the next one to make an impact on people's lives.

Why study a health-related Masters degree at Queen Mary?

The wider life sciences sector employs 250,000 people in roles such as drug discovery, trials and development, medical devices manufacturing and more.

From biomedical engineers and scientists to geneticists, chemists to pharmacologists, neuroscientists to psychologists, these roles are contributing to major challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our masters degrees allow you to pursue your interest in science and develop a career with applications to healthcare and medicine. Whether you aspire to solve medical challenges as a laboratory-based researcher, change lives by developing new medical devices or contribute to public health initiatives, we offer an exciting range of entry routes.

You might also wish to consider our MSc Physician Associate Studies degree, which qualfies you to take on a role in a multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, surgeons, and GPs, providing medical care to patients in hospital and in community settings.

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Graduate careers

Our graduates have gone on to amazing careers in the health sector and beyond.

Tasqeen Ahmed studied BSc Biochemistry and then MSc Cancer and Molecular Pathology and Genomics at Queen Mary, and is now a Vaccines and Immunisation Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Health. Hear her story below.

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