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.

Start date: 2019

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.

International student entry requirements

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
  • An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology must have the personal qualities that show suitability for this programme, and may be required to attend selection interviews
  • An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology will be required to supply references and satisfy a police vetting process

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

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

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Papers must include either

Or

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:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$35,820
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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