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Occupational Health degrees abroad

Occupational health is a branch of healthcare that’s concerned with the safety and wellbeing of employees in the workplace. You’ll graduate with the skills needed to anticipate and prevent hazards in professional settings.

As an occupational health student, you’ll develop an understanding of biological, chemical, physical, and psychological hazards, and learn how to implement effective safeguarding strategies. You’ll get to grips with the legislation surrounding employee welfare, and consider the professional and ethical responsibilities of employers.

Working conditions vary dramatically across the world. By earning your degree abroad, you’ll appreciate the challenges faced by employees and employers in different countries, and gain a global perspective of 21st-century workplaces.

Occupational Health program structure

You can study occupational health at various undergraduate and graduate levels. One-year certificate programs and two-year associate degrees provide comprehensive groundings in the field. They also offer a useful route into entry-level employment or further study.

Bachelor’s degrees are broader and more in-depth programs of study. They’re studied over a minimum of three years, or four years if you enroll at a US university. Taking your BSc in the US means you’ll study liberal arts modules alongside your occupational health major.

Master’s degrees in occupational health are usually studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two. Entry requirements differ between universities but, as a general rule, you’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

If you’re interested in conducting an original research project, you might consider studying a PhD or MPhil. Course length varies from student to student, but they usually take between four and seven years to finish.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and workplace visits. To gain hands-on experience, you might be required to undertake a professional placement as part of your course too.

You’ll take a mixture of theoretical and practical modules in the following core areas:

  • Principles and practices of occupational health practice
  • Occupational health management
  • Workplace health-risk management
  • Health surveillance
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Absence management
  • Occupational ergonomics

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Occupational Health study abroad programs

Occupational health undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in occupational health

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    Biology - Occupational Therapy - BSc Pace University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,714 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,714 USD

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    Health Science, Pre Occupational Therapy - BSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,940 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,940 USD

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    Health Sciences: Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy - BA/BSc 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

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    Interdisciplinary Studies: Occupational Therapy (Pre-Occupational Therapy studies) - BSc Mount Aloysius College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,870 USD

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    Occupational Therapy - BSc (Hons) University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,126 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 GBP

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Associate in occupational health

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    Occupational Therapy - ASOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

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    Occupational Therapy Assistant - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
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    Occupational Therapy Assistant - AAS-T Lake Washington Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,635 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,635 USD

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    Occupational Therapy Assistant - AASc Radford University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,622 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,622 USD

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Occupational health graduate programs

Master's in occupational health

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    Advanced Occupational Therapy - MSc University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,750 GBP

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    Occupational Therapy - MPhil University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,128 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,000 AUD

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    Health Science: Occupational Health and Safety - MHSc Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    29,257 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,870 NZD

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    Occupational Health and Safety Management - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,421 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,300 GBP

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    Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health - MPH Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

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Future occupational health careers

All employers have a legal and moral duty to protect their employees, so occupational health graduates secure important positions across countless industries and sectors.

Your observational, analytical, and problem-solving skills will help you to safeguard individuals working in construction companies, government departments, healthcare services, manufacturing firms, and more. Here are some of the roles you’d be best suited to:

  • Occupational health nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Health improvement practitioner
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Ergonomist
  • Environmental protection officer
  • Care manager

Most universities have a careers service you can turn to for extra support and guidance. As well as discussing your interests and ambitions, they can help with CV writing, interview techniques, and job applications.