Master of Public Health

Gain the skills to contribute to public health management and policy, disease control and health promotion across a wide range of populations with the AUT Master of Public Health.

Build your understanding of key elements of public health, with an emphasis on community health and development. You examine community and population perspectives on health and disease, and health systems responses. You learn to interpret the patterns of health and disease in populations, and become familiar with behaviours that contribute to health and disease in the community.

The Master of Public Health emphasises the role of social, economic, cultural, educational, environmental and other societal factors in the production and maintenance of individual and community wellbeing.

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

Completed one of the following with a B average or higher:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma

AND

  • At least one year of relevant professional experience

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

May be admitted on the basis of a relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

You develop an understanding of community health priorities, developing and implementing community health interventions and critically evaluating their effects across a range of community health settings.

The programme is committed to principles of equity, social justice, empowerment and community participation and ownership.

Complete the following papers

And choose 60 points from

Or alternative optional papers approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate.

And complete a thesis or dissertation

Or

Or

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Public Health are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the 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.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3805
Level:
9
Points:
240
Duration:
2 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
South Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

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.

Scholarships at AUT

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