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Master of Health Science

Other18 months, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code

HB4033

Domestic

$1744 per course (2018)

Starts

February, July^

International

$33,740

Credits

180

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

9

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Received all year

Location

Online *

Content

If you have a degree in nursing or a health-related area and you'd like to extend your knowledge and skills for advanced practice in the health sector, this programme will build on your specialist knowledge, enabling you to progress to management positions or enter into health teaching in your area of practice

The Master of Health Science programme is tailored for health managers and health practitioners, specifically those working for DHBs, PHOs, the fitness industry and sports organisations, as well as social workers, community care workers and allied health practitioners.

You will expand your knowledge within an inter-disciplinary learning environment and develop skills in critical analysis, constructive synthesis, and advanced practice and research within your chosen discipline area. An option for this programme is the completion of a 30 credit scholarly project or a 90 credit thesis. This provides the opportunity for you to critically examine philosophical, methodological and ethical issues that underpin research and establish a sound foundation for developing knowledge and understanding of the nature and application of research.

To achieve this degree you need to complete 180 credits within three years, including 60 credits at Level 9. This can be done by completing seven of the available courses within three years, or a blend of courses together with a thesis or scholarly project totalling 180 credits.

* This programme includes compulsory two-day onsite workshops at the City campus for some courses.

^ Please note that not all courses are offered in both semesters, and that some courses are prerequisites for others.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Other you are required to complete a minimum total of 180 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
    • An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline with a B average or better;

    or

    • B average or better in a Bachelor Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in a health field (120 credits at level 8)
Alternative requirements
    • If you do not meet the Academic entry criteria above, you may be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science, and upon successful completion of two courses (B average) from the list of approved courses for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science, gain admission to the Master of Health Science.

    or

    • provide evidence of having completed a relevant professional qualification; and
    • provide evidence of successful completion of a relevant qualification or programme of study which is equivalent to those of first degree graduates, through the submission of a portfolio of evidence.
Additional requirements
  • Interview

    • Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

Please complete an admissions and enrolment form.

Application documents

Career opportunities

This qualification will enable you to build on your specialist knowledge or progress to management positions within the health sector. It also provides an entry into health teaching in your area of practice.

Study pathways

This can pathway to higher level qualifications including doctoral research.