Māori Health - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Want to develop advanced skills in Māori health in as little as one year? Study the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Māori Health.

The Māori Health specialisation works closely with Taupua Waiora, the Centre for Māori Health Research, which focuses on improving Māori health and reducing inequalities of outcome between non-Māori and Māori.

The programme can prepare you for further study at master’s level. It's a great postgraduate study option if you have been out of study for some time, or are unsure if postgraduate study is for you.

Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research website

This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

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You need a total of 120 points to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

Complete the following courses

And complete 30 points from

And select one research course

And select one professional course

* Strongly advised

More details about courses in this programme

For more information contact:

Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall

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.


Key features
  • Demand for health professionals who work effectively with whānau, hāpu and iwi
  • A range of study options for students interested in a Māori health career
  • Closely linked to Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research
  • Staff who are recognised as experts in this field

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