I'm thinking of going back to university to study midwifery or paramedic science Watch

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I completed my degree in history in May of this year. I got a first on it but knew by the end that I didn't want a career in history.

I've been working in a business now since October. It's well paid work and has good opportunities for progression but I'm just not remotely passionate about it. I've been thinking about the idea of becoming a midwife or paramedic instead and going back to university to study for it.

I'm now living in Scotland and so I assume I would get my tuition fees paid for and a grant aswell because it's an NHS course. Or does this only apply if it's your first undergrad degree?

Does anyone have any recommendations or feedback on whether I should go ahead and pursue this?
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Hi! I can relate to this entirely.

I did a degree in film and tv and graduated in 2018 and realised by the end that I had no interest in pursuing a career in that and wanted to be a paramedic. I've been working in hospitality for 2 years and similar to you, it's ok money but not what I want to do!

I don't have any science A-Levels which are a requirement for most courses so I'm doing an Access to HE course to get the qualifications and it's really good because I can study in my own time and from home which is really good when also doing a full time job and I'm now going through the application processes for paramedic science courses

When it comes to financing, I live in England so I'm not sure of the differences between here and Scotland but i do know there aren't any grants or student finance options for a second degree here which is annoying because I am going to have to try and fund a 3 year degree myself!

But yeah, I definitely would recommend having a look at universities and what courses are out there!

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