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Master's degree

Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

MHealScProfPr
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice (MHealScProfPr) examines a range of significant issues in health sciences and enables you to improve your professional practice. Learn more about studying an MHealScProfPr through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

Degree Structure - Duration
18 months full-time

START

Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

180

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:

  • Domestic — $13,736
  • International — $46,350

Overview


Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

Introduction

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.

You will be taught by some world-leading researchers in Te Kura Mātai Hauora | School of Health Sciences.

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

UC also offers a research-inclusive (240-point) Master of Health Sciences, which includes a clinical Nursing endorsement.


Master Health Sciences Professional Practice Doctor

Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

Entry Requirements - Body

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 to enrol. Note: some conditions may be waived 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.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice or use the admission requirements checker.

Vaccines required

The government has announced new vaccination requirements for the health and education sectors. This qualification requires students to undertake placements in the community, including in schools/kura, early childhood centres, or health/medical facilities.

For this qualification, you will be required to be vaccinated in line with the NZ Government regulations, and supply evidence of your vaccination status.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $13,736
  • International — $46,350

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $13,362
  • International — $43,200

SSL estimate (per 180 points):

  • 2024 — $1375.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)
  • 2023 — $1240.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)

Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice is a 180-point coursework-based master's, and can be completed with or without an endorsement.

Completing the MHealScProfPr in 18 months is usual for full-time students. Part-time study is possible up to 4 years.

Information on each endorsement and the unendorsed pathway is available on Te Kura Mātai Hauora | School of Health Sciences to help you plan your degree.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice.

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