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Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice
Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

  • ID:UC640111
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$2,166.67
  • LivingFee/Month:$14,065.50
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$50.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$2,166.67
  • LivingFee/Month:$14,065.50
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$50.00
Estimated Total/program:
$293,079.06
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

There are a few pathways for entry available:

  • A previous relevant bachelor's degree, or appropriate health professional qualification, with good grades (normally a B Grade Point Average or better), and approval from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences. Note: some conditions may be waived by the Dean if you already have practical or professional experience in the field.
  • This Master's is an ideal extension for those who have studied or are currently studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.
  • Nursing and Health Sciences – UC offers a unique qualification combination in conjunction with Ara Institute of Canterbury (Ara) allowing graduates to gain two qualifications: a Bachelor of Nursing and a Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice, in just two years. See the College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora website for more details.

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

The Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice is a 180-point, professionally focused, coursework-based master's degree. This degree will appeal to those already employed in the health sector or those wishing to enter health-related employment, with students examining a range of significant issues in health sciences, and looking to improve their professional practice as a result.

Students are taught by some world-leading researchers in the School of Health Sciences | Te Kura Mātai Hauora.

MHealScProfPr 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 research-inclusive (240-point) Master of Health Sciences.

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

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

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

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 600 NZD/per year

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