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Pathology degrees abroad

Pathology is a branch of science that studies the causes and consequences of disease, illness, and injury. Pathologists analyze biological samples and carry out autopsies to search for medical conditions, offer diagnoses, and determine the causes of deaths.

As a pathology student, you’ll learn how to perform a range of diagnostic tests on cells and tissue samples. You’ll be taught how to interpret these medical results and identify any abnormalities. You’ll also conduct research into medicines and drugs to evaluate their safety and effectiveness.

By earning your degree abroad, you’ll appreciate how crucial pathological studies are to global health and wellbeing. You’ll see how pathological practices and processes differ from country to country, learn from international leaders, and use state-of-the-art research facilities. Alongside this enormous professional growth, you’ll broaden your cultural horizons, boost your confidence, and form lasting friendships.

Pathology program structure

Pathology degrees are only offered at the postgraduate level. To enroll in these programs, you must have a strong bachelor’s degree in the medical field, and complete the necessary prerequisite courses. Most aspiring pathologists study a four or five year-undergraduate degree in medicine, followed by a two-year foundation course in pathology.

Once you’ve been accepted onto an MSc program, you’ll develop your theoretical and practical knowledge in pathology over an average of two years.

After finishing your MSc, you can begin working towards a PhD. This research-based degree is the highest formal qualification you can achieve. It takes anywhere between four and seven years to complete.

Pathology programs are usually taught through a combination of lectures, interactive discussions, group seminars, and practical laboratories.

You’ll spend a significant amount of time working on your independent research dissertation which will form a large part of your overall grade. You’ll also encounter written exams, assignments, multiple-choice and short-answer tests, presentations, and practical assessments.

Most students choose to specialize in a particular strand of pathology, so no two programs will look exactly the same. However, universities around the world typically deliver core modules in the following areas:

  • Introductory pathology
  • Applied principles of pathology
  • Mechanisms of disease
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Virology and medical microbiology
  • Professional and research skills in pathology
  • Autopsies

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Pathology study abroad programs

Pathology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in pathology

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    Applied Biomedical Science with DPP: Pathology - BSc (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,840 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Communications Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology - BSc Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,736 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,736 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Plant and Soil Systems: Agricultural Pest Management/Plant Pathology - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Speech - Language Pathology - BSc University of the Pacific, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    50,370 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 50,370 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Speech Pathology and Audiology - BS California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,499 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Pathology graduate programs

Master's in pathology

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    Molecular Pathology and Immunology - MSc Rowan University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,400 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Plant Pathology - MSc Montana State University Bozeman, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,514 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,514 USD

    Start date
    May, August, December
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    Speech & Language Pathology - MSc Stephen F. Austin State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,562 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,562 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Speech Language Pathology - MSc Marywood University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,832 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,832 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Speech-Language Pathology - MSc 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
    September, January
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Future pathology careers

A degree in pathology will open up many career doors for you. You’ll be prepared to work across several roles and settings, including:

  • Clinical pathologist
  • Forensic pathologist
  • Molecular pathologist
  • Immunopathologist
  • Genetic pathologist
  • Biochemist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Lecturer in pathology

Undertaking some work experience and shadowing in clinical and research settings can help take your employment to the next level. The commitment you demonstrate and the professional connections you make could eventually lead to a job offer.