Book your spot now at any upcoming open day or virtual event
Choosing what to study

Careers in the NHS

The NHS is the UK’s largest employer with over 350 careers covering every area of healthcare. Learn about the different types of NHS roles and find out what you'll need to study to qualify for one.

NHS roles for graduates

The NHS offers a variety of graduate entry roles, covering everything from medicine and nursing to other professions allied to medicine and administration roles. There's a huge number of jobs available, with different specialisms and ways of working, in hundreds of organisations that fall under the NHS umbrella.

There are many lucrative careers within the NHS with defined paths, opportunities and specialisms. You can specialise in anything from mental health and psychiatry to physiotherapy and prosthetics.

Courses to study for NHS careers

Through our partnership with the NHS we've created guides for specific subject areas to show you which university courses would help you prepare for a career in healthcare – whether it's medical or non-medical. 

Explore the subject guides you're interested in and find out what a career in these areas would be like:

Becoming a doctor or nurse isn't the only way to make an impact in healthcare. There are many other jobs available in the NHS that are just as important. Other subject areas that could lead to working in the NHS include:  

  1. READ MORE
  2. NHS bursary

Related articles

Top view of students with books and notes revising for exams

Exam revision techniques

Tried and tested exam revision techniques, such as mnemonics and revision cards, to help...

18 Oct 2021
Serious young student discussing things with friend

Sexism questions to ask at university open days...

Find out how sexism is handled at the university you're interested in by using our list...

15 Oct 2021
Teenage boy in a bedroom revising

How to revise for exams: Top tips

Revising for exams can be difficult and it can be easy to develop bad revision habits....

14 Oct 2021

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!