TheBachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) is a three-year programme that provides a comprehensive overview of health and healthcare. 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.
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.Recommended preparation
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.
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 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 healthcare. 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, Maori health providers, aged residential care, schools, primary care organisations, universities, and polytechnics.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.