Master of Public Health

Build your expertise to address public health challenges both now and in the future, and research a topic of your interest with the AUT Master of Public Health.

Develop advanced knowledge and skills to lead strategic changes in community and public health across Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. You’ll build expertise in addressing the social, economic, cultural, educational and environmental factors that shape individual and community wellbeing.

AUT’s Master of Public Health advances best practice in this challenging field. It's ideal if you’re passionate about community wellbeing, tackling health inequities or influencing health policy and strategy. It’s also a good fit if you’re already working in the field and need an advanced tertiary-level qualification.

Start date: 2023

Minimum entry requirements

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

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma

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

Advance your knowledge of contemporary public health challenges and strengthen your skills in shaping innovative health policies and programmes. You’ll also research a topic of interest by completing either a thesis or a dissertation.

This programme is committed to principles of equity, social justice, empowerment and community participation and ownership. All courses are offered via flexible learning, including a mix of block courses on campus and online, or blended learning.

Complete the following courses

Choose one course from the following

And 45 points from

Or alternative optional courses approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate.

And complete a thesis or dissertation



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 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.

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Quick facts
Programme code:
2 years full-time / part-time available
South Campus
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$9,891 (for 120 points)
($8,957 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$41,374(for 120 points)
($40,300 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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.
  • The international fees above are for study in 2023. The domestic fees above are the 2022 fees; the 2023 fees will be shown as soon as they’re available.

Scholarships at AUT

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

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