Ritika is a MSc Health Management student. She worked as a dentist in India, before coming to City to continue her studies.
What were you doing before you came to study at City?
I am a qualified overseas dentist from India. Currently, I am pursuing my master’s in Health Management at City, University of London.
Before I started my master’s, I worked as a full-time dentist at Matha Hospital in India and as a part-time IELTS tutor at Medcity.
How did you develop an interest in your course and why did you choose to study this course?
I realised that any growth in my field will only be achieved by further specialisation in my area of interest.
I considered a variety of options and finally decided to pursue a master’s in Health Management as I had an interest in global health-related administration, laws, the global health education system and leadership analysis.
Why did you choose to study at City?
When it came to applying to universities, I did thorough research and even got the opportunity to interact with an alumnus.
Considering my interaction with the alumnus and the wonderful reviews I read about this university, it helped me narrow down my choices and choose City.
Not only does it have a great reputation, but it is also known for providing brilliant vocational and professional education.
I love that there is an array of international students in the university.
Being situated in the beautiful city of London, I believe it is be the perfect university to study and explore the wonderful experiences the city has to offer.
Studying at City
What has been your favourite thing about studying this course?
MSc Health Management is a one-year course with the perfect blend of business-focused and cutting-edge research, which gives me a clear picture of healthcare and its global application.
Most of all, at City, we are supported by faculty with a global reputation at the frontier of healthcare management.
We are taught to apply research and academic concepts into practice using case studies through a combination of modules and projects.
What is your favourite thing about studying at City?
My favourite thing about City is the many opportunities to boost your employability with the help of the Microplacement Programme and having a globally reputed faculty.
Additionally, the array of strong alumni from this university makes City stand out.
Have you overcome any challenges during your studies?
As an international student, the biggest challenge I am overcoming is adjusting to the reflective method of learning.
Another challenge I was facing was working in teams without being over-powered and ensuring that everyone has their voice heard.
What kind of things are you involved in outside of your course?
I am a trained dancer and a martial artist. During my free time and term break, I keep myself busy by attending classes and learning more about the culture that is followed in the city.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
Once I complete my master’s degree, it will open up an array of job opportunities for me.
My ultimate professional goal is to pass the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) and register as a qualified dentist with a master’s degree in Health Management in the United Kingdom.
What would be your advice to anyone considering studying this course?
My advice to prospective students would be to ensure that you are 100% sure of wanting to pursue a MSc in Health Management.
This is the most crucial step as you will spend the next 12-25 months studying the subject and go on to working in a related field.
Personally, I believe it is the perfect course for a professional to be in the non-clinical aspect of healthcare.