Master of Health Science

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.

You can complete the Master of Health Science in:

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Psychology
  • Non-endorsed (standard)

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

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

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.

Other 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
  • An interview may be required
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0

You can also complete the standard Master of Health Science (non-endorsed).

This master's degree consists of core and specialist papers and a thesis, which gives you the opportunity to complete research relevant to your programme of study.

Some papers are also available at the AUT South Campus or at AUT Millennium.

Specialist areas in the Master of Health Science

For more information about papers in each specialist area, refer to the relevant web page:

Non-endorsed (standard) Master of Health Science

Complete papers from a relevant specialisation in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (120 points).

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

And complete a thesis

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3485
Level:
9
Points:
240
Duration:
2 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

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