Master of Health Science: postgraduate qualification study information

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This page has an overview of the Master of Health Science qualification that you can study at AUT.

Programme details

Programme code: MHSc AK3485
Points: 240
Duration: Maximum of 5 years
Venue: North Campus (some papers may be available at our South Campus and AUT Millennium)
Start date: 17 July 2017, 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. Programmes will remain open until all places have been filled.


An advanced postgraduate qualification for health practitioners who want to extend their knowledge through research to advance their career.

Entry requirements

  • Guidelines to entry
  • An applicant must have completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher, or equivalent:
    • Bachelor of Health Science
    • Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Additional entry requirements

  • Provide evidence of having completed an acceptable undergraduate research paper or equivalent
  • An applicant may be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice

The MHSc provides an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and to develop research capabilities. This degree comprises core and specialist papers and a thesis or dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to complete research relevant to your programme of study.

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Entry options into the Master of Health Science

1) A Postgraduate Diploma (PgDipHSc) or Postgraduate Certificate (PgCertHSc) in Health Science in the following subject areas:


2) A direct entry into a Master of Health Science prescribed programme of study for:


3) Alternatively, students can negotiate a research or individual pathway with the Associate Dean Academic.

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.41pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.