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Health Sciences

Careers & Employability

Whatever career path you decide to follow, you will be able to move on with a wealth of skills and a real competitive edge. Where you choose to study is of key significance for your future career options.

A careers fair at the University of Southampton
Postgraduate careers

Whether you want to pursue an academic career or follow a path in business or other sectors, undertaking postgraduate education that develops your personal and professional skills will give you the edge.

Research conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, for their Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, showed that six months after graduating, average postgraduate salaries were £5,500 to £7,500 higher than for those with a first degree alone. Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject. 

Whatever your situation, the Career and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support for postgraduate students. Visit the Careers and Employability Service website for more details.

We take pride in ensuring that our graduates are skilled and respected professionals who are well placed to lead and provide effective high quality Health and Social Care across a range of settings. Regardless of whether they choose to pursue a career in clinical practice, healthcare management, research, or a combination of these, graduates of Health Sciences are always viewed as vital and valued practitioners, partners and leaders in the delivery of care.

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“Paula trained as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) at the University of Southampton, then returned to complete her Diploma in Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing Studies and take a Master of Science degree in Nursing.”

Paula Shobbrook - Master of Science degree in Nursing

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