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Healthcare degrees abroad

Healthcare is a broad field of study that encompasses many disciplines and specialisms. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

You’ll study how healthcare professionals use scientific research and methodology to prevent illness, provide quality care, and develop new treatments. You’ll explore key factors affecting the health of today’s population, and evaluate the effectiveness of current healthcare policies and guidelines.

The healthcare needs of a population vary widely from country to country. By studying abroad, you’ll see how healthcare services operate differently across the world, helping you grasp a more global comprehension of the field. Alongside improving your knowledge and employability, you’ll get to travel the world, make new friends, and create lifelong memories.

Healthcare program structure

There are a range of undergraduate and postgraduate options to choose from when it comes to studying healthcare. Healthcare can be offered as either a BA or BSc over three or four years, depending on your university. A BSc usually requires you to undertake more independent research, but there is very little difference between the two programs overall.

Once you’ve finished your bachelor’s, you might choose to study a master’s over one or two years, followed by a PhD, which takes around five years to complete. You’ll be asked to narrow your focus on these programs and concentrate on specific areas of healthcare, such as management, administration, or public health.

If you decide to study in the US, you’ll probably select healthcare as your major. This means that you’ll take some healthcare-specific modules alongside your general liberal arts education in your first two years, before focusing entirely on your major in your final two years of study.

Healthcare programs are usually taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials. You could be assessed through multiple methods, ranging from exams and essays to presentations and practical assessments.

Thanks to the diversity of the field, there are plenty of opportunities to choose electives tailored to your specific interests. As such, the content of healthcare programs will vary widely between universities. However, there are some core areas of study you can expect to encounter, including:

  • Introduction to healthcare
  • Critical issues in health and wellbeing
  • Human biology
  • Infectious disease
  • Public health
  • Mental health
  • Leadership and management in healthcare
  • Healthcare guidelines and policy
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Types of healthcare degrees

Best universities to study healthcare

Healthcare study abroad programs

What are the top healthcare undergraduate programs abroad?

  • University of New BrunswickManagement in Health (Saint John Campus) - BHealth

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep, Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Business Management, Healthcare
    Location
    Fredericton, Canada
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,148CAD
  • Mercy UniversityHealth Science: Health Promotion - BS

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep, Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Healthcare
    Location
    New York City, USA
    Next start date
    September 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    21,224USD
  • Hampshire CollegeHealth and Pre-Medical Studies - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Medicine, Healthcare
    Location
    Amherst, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    57,158USD
  • University of MassachusettsEarly Education and Care in Inclusive Settings - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Early Childhood Education, Healthcare
    Location
    Boston, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    37,495USD
  • Graceland UniversityPhysical Education and Health - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Healthcare, Physical Education
    Location
    Lamoni, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,950USD

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What are the top healthcare postgraduate programs abroad?

  • Linnaeus UniversityHealth Science - MSc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Healthcare
    Location
    Växjö, Sweden
    Next start date
    August 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    159,050SEK
  • Wittenborg University of Applied SciencesBusiness Administration: Health & Social Care - MBA (with foundation)

    • 18 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Oct, Dec, Feb, Mar, May
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Healthcare, Social Work, Business Administration
    Location
    Apeldoorn, Netherlands
    Next start date
    October 2024 +4 more
    Annual tuition fee
    9,150EUR
  • Dublin City UniversityPsychology and Wellbeing - MSc (with foundation)

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Healthcare
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    16,000EUR
  • University of PortsmouthScience and Health - MRes

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    General Science, Healthcare
    Location
    Portsmouth, UK
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    18,800GBP
  • University of Nebraska OmahaHealth and Kinesiology - MSc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Healthcare, Kinesiology
    Location
    Omaha, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    17,281USD

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Future healthcare careers

Healthcare professionals perform a vital role in the daily functioning of modern society. As such, the skills and knowledge of healthcare graduates are always in huge demand. Your degree will be an excellent springboard into any of the following careers:

  • Pharmacy technician
  • Nurse
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Care worker
  • Health service manager
  • Occupational therapist
  • Hospital manager

Remember, a degree in healthcare won’t qualify you to practice any kind of medicine. As such, some of the careers listed will require you to complete a more specialized postgraduate program in areas like medicine or dentistry. Your university’s career service will provide professional advice and guidance to help you take the next steps towards employment or postgraduate study.

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