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Health Communication degrees abroad

Health communication is a relatively new, but rapidly growing discipline. It is the study of communication in relation to health professionals and health education. This includes the study of practitioner and patient interactions, as well as how important health information is communicated through organizations and to the public.

As an international student studying health communication, you’ll focus on research methodology, and investigate communication from a range of perspectives. You’ll also get the chance to explore the role of language in a diverse range of health care settings.

Studying health communication abroad will give you an invaluable opportunity to experience a different approach to healthcare. The need to effectively communicate healthcare issues has never been more important, and as an international student, you’ll be uniquely placed to appreciate global concerns.

Health Communication program structure

You can study health communication at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is more commonly offered at universities in the USA, but programs can be found elsewhere including the UK and Lebanon.

Health communication bachelor’s programs are offered as a BA and a BSc, but there is usually not much difference between the two. The BSc may include more modules that focus on the scientific elements of healthcare communication.

In the US, your health communication bachelor’s degree will last four years using the liberal arts model. This means you’ll have the opportunity to study other subjects, especially in your first two years, before focussing on health communication modules in the second half of your program.

You can study for an MA in health communication if you already hold a bachelor’s degree in a related subject. This is a great option if you want to expand your knowledge or enhance your career in the healthcare sector. Most MA programs require one or two years of study and can be teacher or research-led.

How you’ll learn on your health communication program will vary depending on where you study, but you can expect to take part in lectures, workshops, seminars, and some fieldwork. Assessments will generally be through exams, essays, reports, and a final year dissertation.

Some of the most common health communication modules you’ll study include:

  • Research methodology for health communication
  • Healthcare narratives
  • Communication in the workplace
  • Management of healthcare
  • Health psychology
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Healthcare documentation

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Health Communication study abroad programs

Health communication undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in health communication

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    Biology - Public Health and Microbiology - BSc Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,335 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,336 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Communication: Corporate/Health Communication - BA/BSc University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Community and Public Health: Public Health - BSc Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,144 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,144 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Dental Hygiene: Public Health Specialist - BSc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Public Health: Biology - BPH Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in health communication

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    Public Health - AA South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    January, April, June, September
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    Public Health - AS-T Diablo Valley College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,303 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Public Health (for Transfer) - ASc College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    February, June, August
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Certificate in health communication

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    Public Health Studies: Human Lactation - Cert Portland State University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    29,837 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,837 USD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in health communication

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    Public Health & Society (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,068 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Health communication graduate programs

Master's in health communication

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    Public Health - MPH DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,320 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Public Health - MSc London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,798 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Medicine/Public Health - Dual MD/MPH St. George's University, Grenada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    65,622 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 65,622 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Public Health - MPH Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,618 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,618 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Public Health - MPH University of Essex Online, UK
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    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,645 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,380 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, April, June, July, September, October
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Doctorate in health communication

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    Public Health - DrPH Teesside University, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,519 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,669 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Public Health: Physical Therapy Pathway - Integrated BSPH/DPT Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,699 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,700 USD

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in health communication

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    Environmental Public Health - GradDip Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,818 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,889 CAD

    Start date
    May, September
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    Public Health - PGDipPH University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,358 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,310 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Public Health - PGDip University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,356 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,482 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, April, June, July, September, October
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    Public Health - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,748 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,002 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting - PGDip Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,849 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,400 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in health communication

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    Public Health - PGCert University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,178 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, April, June, July, September, October
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    Public Health Practice - GradCert Portland State University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,117 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,117 USD

    Start date
    September
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Future health communication careers

Efficient communication in healthcare is vital to the success of hospitals and public health campaigns. Therefore, your skills as a health communication graduate will be in high demand.

Here are some of the roles you might consider after graduation:

  • Hospital manager
  • Healthcare manager
  • Health promotion officer
  • Hospital administrator
  • Medical practitioner
  • Healthcare marketing executive

Some of the careers above will require additional qualifications, so make sure you’re aware of what you’ll need when choosing your career. If you need help working out which career path to take, speak to your university’s career services, who can help you discover what role might best suit you.