The Master of Health Science is an advanced postgraduate qualification for health practitioners who want to further their knowledge through research to advance their career.
The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.
An applicant must have completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher, or equivalent:
Staircasing options from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science are also available.
Alternatively, students can negotiate a research or individual pathway with the Associate Dean Academic.
You can also complete the standard Master of Health Science (non-endorsed).
Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the NZ Psychologist Board, Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.
Complete papers from a relevant specialisation in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (120 points).
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
13 Jul 2020
22 Feb 2021
12 Jul 2021
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.