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Public Health Degrees Abroad

Public health is a field which requires action all over the globe. From the inner cities of the United States to the villages of India, there are billions of people in the world who lack consistent access to basic treatment, education, and preventative healthcare. By earning your degree abroad in public health, you will be well on your way to making a change in the lives individuals in need all across the world.

Why Earn a Degree Abroad

Public health is a very regional discipline, as the social problems involving health and wellbeing vary significantly between countries and continents. In making the decision to pursue your public health degree abroad, you are also deciding to expand the scope of your studies beyond the realm of your home nation, and begin to enter a global context. Whether you plan on eventually returning home or moving on to begin a career in the international sphere, the perspective you will gain by earning your public health degree abroad will make you a more grounded and competent professional in the field.

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Public health is a popular field of study at universities all over the world, so your decision of where to earn your public health degree abroad should really come down to the regional context you seek to explore. For example, the scope of your studies and potential specializations therein may be very different if you study in the developing world versus the developed world.

The most highly touted public health degrees abroad are not surprisingly found at the most highly touted schools, especially in Europe, North America, and Australia. Johns Hopkins University in the United States, University of Toronto in Canada, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK, and the University of Sydney in Australia, are just a few of the schools that boast some of the most prestigious public health degree programs on the planet.

In the developing world you may not find as many globally prestigious degrees in public health, but you will find a very different manifestation of the subject matter. Pre-industrial societies are more rurally populated and tend to lack a strong social state, which can provide varying levels of healthcare. Public health within the context of rural poverty will indeed look very different than public health in a fully developed economy. Earning a public health degree abroad at a university in South Africa, Southeast Asia, or Central America can thus be a tremendously rewarding pursuit.

Public Health Degrees Abroad

Public health at the undergraduate level typically involves a broadly spanning, multidisciplinary approach to understanding the major issues and concepts involved in the field today. Students may take courses within the related disciplines of biology, sociology, public policy, psychology, and many other related subjects to supplement their overall knowledge of global health. A bachelor’s degree abroad in public health typically requires three to four years of study at foreign universities.

Earning your master’s degree abroad in public health will require one or two more years of study on top of this. The postgraduate level is generally when you choose a focus within the field of public health to specialize in. For example, epidemiology, health policy and management, public health nutrition, health administration, and environmental health sciences are all sub-disciplines in which you can earn your master’s in public health abroad. Earning your master’s in public health abroad will likely require significant independent research and a thesis in addition to your studies.

If you are really serious about the academics of public health, it is also possible to earn your doctorate degree abroad in a variety of subjects related to the field of public health. These public health degree programs typically require several years of additional study, and applicants should have a very concrete goal in mind if applying to a PhD program. PhD candidates are often expected to teach courses in addition to their research and studies.

Benefits

Expand Your Scope. Before taking your education abroad, it is very easy to fall into the trap of taking an introverted approach to the public health issues of your own home country. Public health is a truly global discipline, and earning your public health degree abroad will show you a whole new side of the field and put your own country’s situation into a larger perspective.

Interact Cross-Culturally. Public health careers tend to take place in diverse work environments, and the practice you will have gained from living in another country for several years will shine through in your ability to interact with people of all backgrounds. Completing a public health degree abroad will make you a more flexible, adaptable, and well-rounded employee.

Have an Adventure. As if it weren’t obvious enough, earning your public health degree abroad will be the adventure of a lifetime. You will be challenged, surprised, confused, and in the end will create some of the best memories of your life to carry forth into your public health career.

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The MSc in Global Public Health and Policy program at Queen Mary University of London builds on models of social determinants of health and international health concepts of policy-making at local, national, and international levels. Social determinants and the consequences for health and well-being of inequalities have been an essential part of the understanding of public health doctors when de...

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Mente Argentina's Masters and Graduate Degrees Program may be the perfect program for someone interested in studying in a new culture. Through this international program students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in thier career. Individuals can chose to study from some of the most renowned universities in the Country: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Argen...

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The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic university located in the heart of London, England. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, the university has a distinguished 175-year history. It offers a wide range of bachelors and masters courses, ranging from Business Management and International Relations to Conflict Resolution and Mus...

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At Middlesex, no matter where in the world our students come from, we give them the tools and opportunities they need to make their own path to success, to grow as individuals and to stand out from their peers back at home. We offer a broad range of industry relevant courses and our academics draw on their experience and employ practical teaching techniques. We provide our students with the op...

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We invite you to join the 27,000 students from nearly 150 countries who have chosen to study at one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious universities! Students from around the world choose King’s to further their academic and professional studies. With over 90% of our research internationally recognized, you benefit from an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and car...

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The health of populations is a persistent and imperative global concern. The human race is faced with significant population health challenges that range from rapidly growing and aging populations to urbanization, climate change, new patters of disease, sustainable development, and environmental health challenges, management of man-made and natural disasters, healthcare financing, and healthcar...

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Whether you want to study undergraduate and graduate degree programs or shorter-term semester and year-long programs, Across The Pond can help. For over 10 years we have been helping students from the USA, Canada, Latin America and Norway to find and apply to over 40 of the top colleges and graduate schools in England and the rest of the UK. Our team of UK Study Experts, who have had first-h...

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The University of Roehampton offers students the opportunity to live and learn on a close-knit collegiate campus just a stone's throw away from the sights and sounds of the capital city. Students can really experience the 'best of both worlds' at London’s only parkland campus. You will study for one semester or a full year alongside Roehampton students from over 130 countries worldwide. Guar...

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The American University of Beirut has long been admired for the strength and breadth of its academic programs and its commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education. All entering undergraduate students are required to complete a number of general education courses that provide them with the opportunity to explore many different disciplines. The University's Faculties of Agricultural and Foo...

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The University of Otago welcomes study abroad students from universities throughout the world, and enrolls international students in degrees from bachelors through to PhD. Live among local students of the university, all within 15 minutes walk of campus and the Dunedin city center in New Zealand. The two to six-bedroom houses or apartments typically have at least one local student living in the...

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Lima, the capital of Peru, is located on the west coast of the southern Pacific Ocean, along the outlet of the Rímac River. Lima is full of fascinating contrasts between traditional and modern influences. The traditional influences evolved from Peru's history as the home of the Inca and numerous other civilized cultures, dating back as far as 2000 BC. Indigenous cultural traditions and language...

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This study abroad program is perfect for a student, with at minimum intermediate level Spanish skills, who wants an authentic study abroad experience. Away from the crowds of American students who study abroad in more popular destinations like Barcelona or Madrid, you will find yourself fully immersed in the language and culture. You will take classes at an accredited Spanish university and tak...

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Whether you are interested in an exchange semester or want to pursue your bachelor, master or post-graduate degree in India, we assist you in locating and enlisting in the best suited study programs. Our services cover all formalities, from the selection of the most suitable educational institute and the first point of contact to the application process and finding appropriate accommodation. ...

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Deakin University, Australia, is a top-rated university with world-class graduates. Industry-focussed degree programs and a strongly international outlook mean that Deakin graduates are ready for the global workplace. Deakin is ranked in the Top 3% of universities worldwide and was named the 2014 International Educator of the Year by the Government of the Australian State of Victoria. Deakin...

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Duke Kunshan University offers a Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) that prepares its graduates for a challenging career addressing the complex health concerns that influence a society’s well-being. It is a two-year program located in Kunshan, China, modeled after the highly successful program pioneered at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, U.S., one of the world’s most highly ...