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Medical Sciences degrees abroad

Medical science is the study of human health. It’s a subject that examines the biological evidence behind contemporary medicine and treatment, as well as researching future cures.

As a medical sciences student, you’ll develop a detailed understanding of how a healthy human body should work. You’ll look at how disease and trauma can threaten the body, and at how medical issues can be resolved.

Disease prevalence, medical treatment, and healthcare systems vary widely throughout the world. By studying medical sciences abroad, you’ll see the field through a global lens, providing you with a broader and more comprehensive understanding. Alongside improving your knowledge, you’ll travel the world, meet international experts, and forge fantastic friendships.

Medical Sciences program structure

Medical sciences can be studied at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A bachelor’s in medical sciences will take between three and four years to complete, depending on the university. You can also choose to study medical sciences as a master’s or PhD, and these take one to two years and four to seven years respectively.

It’s important to remember that none of the above programs will qualify you to practice medicine. However, they can open doors to plenty of careers, as well as postgraduate degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary practice, and physiotherapy.

Medical sciences programs are usually taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, and practical lab sessions. Some programs will also require you to complete work-based learning in local hospitals. The assessment of most programs includes written exams, coursework, reports, presentations, and, sometimes, clinical examinations.

The modules that you’ll study as part of your program will depend on the university you choose to attend. Although they’ll vary between institutions, here are some of the topics you can expect to encounter:

  • Fundamental skills of medical scientists
  • Human cells
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of medical science research
  • Introduction to clinical practice
  • Genetics and evolution
  • Biochemistry

Types of medical sciences degrees

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Medical Sciences study abroad programs

Medical sciences undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in medical sciences

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    Applied Medical Sciences - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,082 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,360 GBP

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    Chemistry: Medical Sciences - BSc (Hons) Lakehead University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,418 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,500 CAD

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    Medical Science - BMedSc University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    50,095 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 66,855 AUD

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    Medical Science - BMedSc (Hons) University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    31,707 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,310 NZD

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    Medical Sciences (Accelerated degree) - BSc (Hons) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,644 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,770 GBP

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Associate in medical sciences

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    Emergency Medical Science - AASc St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,520 USD

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Medical sciences graduate programs

Master's in medical sciences

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    Colonoscopy - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    22,784 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,600 GBP

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    Medical Science (Anatomy) - MMS MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,300 USD

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    Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) - Dual BMedSc/MD University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's/Master's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    50,608 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 67,540 AUD

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    Medical Science: Anatomical Sciences - MMedSci Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    27,176 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,800 GBP

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Doctorate in medical sciences

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    Basic Medical Science - PhD University of South Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,160 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,160 USD

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    Medical Science - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,218 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,500 EUR

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Pathway in medical sciences

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    Health and Medical Sciences, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,156 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

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Future medical sciences careers

A degree in medical sciences is an excellent stepping stone to employment and further study. You’ll graduate with the research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills desired by employers across a range of health-related fields. Medical science graduates typically go on to work as a:

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Veterinarian
  • Doctor
  • Medical research scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Dentist
  • Medical sales representative
  • Medical journalist

Bear in mind that many of the listed roles will require a postgraduate qualification in medical practice. If you’re unsure about how to pursue a particular path, your university’s careers service should be able to support you with advice and guidance.