What are your options for studying the Health Sciences?
To study the Health Sciences, there are plenty of pathways available. This page shows you the options available.
1. What can you do after you have completed Health Sciences First Year program?
You have completed Health Sciences First Year and you are wondering where to go from here?
You can apply for admission into a Health Sciences professional programmes:
2. Do you wish to pursue a career as a healthcare professional?
How about studying for a degree in one of the following? These are restricted-entry programme-specific degrees which require a further three years' study. You are not required to have completed the Health Sciences First Year programme to enrol for these restricted-entry programmes, but it is an excellent foundation year to enhance your admission application.
- Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (applications close 15 September)
- Bachelor of Oral Health (applications close 15 September)
- Bachelor of Dental Technology (applications close 15 September)
3. Do you wish to work in a health related area?
Perhaps you want to work in a health related area such as public health, Māori health, or Pacific health. Or you wish to work with individuals and their communities ensuring access to appropriate health care. Then three-year Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc) may be for you.
4. Do you want to explore the biological sciences?
Maybe you would like to study for a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with one of the following health-related majors?
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Pharmacology and Toxicology
5. Do you want to study for a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences?
You can undertake a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBioMedSc) with one of the following majors:
- Drugs and Human Health
- Functional Human Biology
- Infection and Immunity
- Molecular Basis of Health and Disease
- Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health
- Reproduction, Genetics and Development
If you would like to consider other options:
Visit the Division of Sciences website for the full range of Bachelor of Science options.
Visit the Careers Development Centre website if you're still unsure and would like more guidance.