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Health Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #18 (WUR) Toronto, Canada
The Health Studies program of University of Toronto assesses how individual behaviour affects individual health, examines how health systems and public policy works to promote population health, focuses on the identification of health patterns using large-scale survey data, and applications of this data for innovative health promoting strategies.
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Overview

The Health Studies program of University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary program that is built around an evidence-based paradigm, to which the faculty in the program are unreservedly committed.

Students who choose to major in Health Studies will become experts in the structure and effectiveness of health care systems, including public health policy, health crises and management, caregiving across the life course, and pressing issues in health care delivery for marginalized communities. Courses examine the character and consequences of different health care systems, public health policies, and governmental and civil society responses to ongoing societal issues related to health. Special emphasis is placed on how matters of culture and identity—including race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and colonialism—directly impact health outcomes and services across Canada and in the wide world beyond.

Typical career pathways may include: health policy analysis, health administration and management (community to global level), public health, community health, disability studies, arts-based health interventions and therapies, health-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs), health communication, medicine and allied health professions (including nursing, physical rehabilitation, occupational health), research and academia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Health Studies
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health
  • Introduction to Health Humanities
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Introduction to Health Research Methodology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to present a senior level/Grade 12 English course for admission consideration
  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma, including English HL or SL is required for admission
  • English is the language of instruction and examination at U of T, and success in our degree programs requires a high level of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53290 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53290 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6100 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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