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For students: Study Health Sciences

A University of Otago Health Sciences degree can take you places.

Are you looking for a career in health, or maybe you would like to explore the biological sciences? Perhaps you are planning to apply for entry to one of Health Science's professional programmes?

Whether you are planning to use your Health Sciences degree as a base for a professional career as a researcher or specialist, or a job related to the health science field, the University of Otago offers a range of courses to suit.

Health Sciences subjects

Not sure which Health Sciences subject to study? Take a look at our one-page Health Sciences subject summaries.

Health Sciences First Year (HSFY)

HSFY is a gateway to a degree in Heath Sciences. This one-year course will allow you to keep your options option, whatever pathway you choose.

Health Sciences undergraduate programmes

Have you completed HSFY and wondering where to go from here? The Health Sciences have plenty of pathways available.

Health Sciences professional and restricted-entry programmes

Are you interested in becoming a dentist, dental technician, dental therapist, oral hygienist, medical laboratory scientist, doctor, pharmacist, physiotherapist or a radiation therapist?

Health Sciences postgraduate programmes

Are you interested in studying for a postgraduate qualification, PhD, or master's in one of the Health Sciences subjects? The Division has a range of courses, guidance and support available.

Special consideration in final examinations

Depending on programme-specific requirements, you may be eligible for special consideration in final examinations.

FAQs for Health Sciences First Year students

Got a few questions? See if our frequently asked questions below have the answer: