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Master of Health Sciences

Master of Health Sciences

  • ID:UC640110
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$1,406.50
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$1,406.50
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
Estimated Total/program:
$83,013.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • To enrol in the MHealSc, you must have completed either a relevant bachelor's degree, an appropriate health professional qualification, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (or equivalent) with at least a B Grade Point Average.
  • Students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (or equivalent) can complete Part II only (a full year of research – 120 points – in a pre-approved topic is recommended, although other options may be available).

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

UC's Health Sciences qualifications give health professionals, non-clinical members of the health workforce, and others interested in the health sector or health issues the opportunity to examine critically a range of significant issues in health sciences, and where relevant to improve their professional practice.

The Master of Health Sciences allows you to put together a postgraduate programme of study across health-related disciplines, such as the functioning of the health system, from the management of health information, to health in communities. The increasing focus on prevention and lifestyle change provides enormous potential for a refocusing of health strategies and allied areas such as education, sport and recreation, and local government.

This gives you considerable flexibility, and the opportunity to plan a programme to suit your interests, current employment, or career goals, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary postgraduate study for students already working in health or related services who wish to extend their knowledge and skills, or recent graduates seeking employment in these sectors.

The Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) is a research-inclusive qualification worth 240 points. Students are supervised by some world-leading researchers in the School of Health Sciences | Te Kura Mātai Hauora.

Students may either follow a general programme, or focus on a specialisation and receive their qualification endorsed in one of several areas:

  • Environment and Health
  • Health and Community
  • Health Behaviour Change
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing
  • Palliative Care

UC also offers a coursework-only (180-point) Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice.

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Students may study towards the MHealSc unendorsed, or may choose from the following endorsement options:

  • Environment and Health

  • Health and Community

  • Health Behaviour Change

  • Health Information Management

  • Palliative Care

  • Nursing – Nursing students complete the same courses as the Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice (Nursing) and Bachelor of Nursing joint initiative between UC and Ara, as well as HLTH 695, a 60 point dissertation.

For full details and courses, see the Regulations for the Master of Health Sciences.

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, the social services, or local or central government.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 600 NZD/per year

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