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Bachelor of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Health Sciences

  • ID:UC640008
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • For some majors, a background in biology, chemistry, and statistics can be beneficial. If you would like to brush up on your knowledge in these areas, Headstart preparatory and summer catch-up courses are available.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

The BHSc is a three-year programme that provides a comprehensive overview of health and health care. It is a multidisciplinary qualification and our graduates are using their skills in the health sector and beyond.

Aotearoa New Zealand's health and disability sector is characterised by a diverse workforce made up of many occupations. This diversity is essential to providing the range of services required to meet individual and public health outcomes.

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Year 1

  • HLTH 101 Introduction to Health Studies
  • HLTH 106 Te Wero – Māori Health Issues and Opportunities
  • HLTH 110 Epidemiology
  • BIOL 116 Human Biology

Year 2

  • HLTH 201 Health Promotion
  • HLTH 202 Health and Society: Applied Research for Aotearoa
  • MAOR 270 Te Ao Hauora Tangata: Māori Health Perspectives

Year 3

  • HLTH 301 Evidence in Health
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences
  • Master of Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • The health sector is one of Aotearoa New Zealand's biggest employers with a wide range of career opportunities. In Aotearoa's increasingly diverse and ageing society, health needs and health workforce opportunities will continue to expand.
  • The BHSc at UC is ideal preparation to equip students to work within the many non-clinical areas of health, health management, and health care. You will gain multidisciplinary skills and insights that are highly valued in these fields.
  • Health Sciences graduates work in settings such as district health boards, government ministries, local government, non-government organisations, Māori health providers, aged residential care, schools, primary care organisations, universities, and polytechnics.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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