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Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health
Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

  • ID:UC640124
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in their undergraduate degree, have have some basic previous experience in statistics, programming, and GIS.

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 Spatial Analysis for Public Health (MSAPH) combines expertise on public health issues with GIS technologies. Spatial health data is fundamental to assess hazards from environmental exposure, and the impact of health intervention towards the well-being of communities.

Geospatial analysts can use spatial data to determine important health demographics such as disease causation and spread prevention, disaster risk factors, genetic disease likelihood, physical and mental behavioural trends, and economic affect. These issues are on the rise and experts are needed globally.

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Compulsory courses

  • GISC 402 GI Science Research

  • GISC 404 Spatial Analysis

  • GISC 411 Spatial Analytics for Health

  • HLTH 402 Health Information Management

  • HLTH 462 Health Intervention Research Methods

  • STAT 447 Official Statistics

  • STAT 448 Big Data


  • GEOG 694 Community or Workplace Based Project (60 points)

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates with geospatial science and health analytical skills will find themselves well-suited to work as spatial analysts, health policy makers, GIS software developers, environmental health officers, statisticians, and administrators in health research groups, DHBs, health ministries, and other public health sector organisations.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 600 NZD/per year

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