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Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

MSAPH
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health (MSAPH) combines expertise on public health issues with GIS technologies. Learn more about studying an MSAPH through our Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science.

DURATION

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Degree Structure - Duration
12–18 months full-time

START

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Degree Structure - Start In
Not open to new enrolments

POINTS

180

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:

  • Domestic — $13,736
  • International — $63,300

Overview


Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Introduction

Note: The MSAPH is currently not open to new enrolments.

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 wellbeing 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.



Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Why Study - Body

Why study a Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health at UC?

  • The only programme of its kind in Australasia.
  • UC hosts Te Tai Whenua o te Hauora | GeoHealth Laboratory, and UC has extensive research strengths and strategic partnerships in the field of geospatial technology, such as Toi Hangarau | Geospatial Research Institute.
  • Scholarships for students in this Master’s will be available through Te Tai Whenua o te Hauora | GeoHealth Laboratory and Manatū Hauora | Ministry of Health. Please contact malcolm.campbell@canterbury.ac.nz for further information.
  • Geospatial science, particularly from a public health focus, is recognised on Immigration NZ’s current Long-Term Skill Shortage List.

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

Note: The MSAPH is currently not open to new enrolments.

You will need to have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in your undergraduate degree, and have some basic previous experience in GIS and statistics.

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 Spatial Analysis for Public Health or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

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

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

The MSAPH includes seven compulsory courses, and a project over the summer at a workplace or with direct relevance to a community.

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Further Study - Body

Further study

You may go on to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies in a large variety of related subjects, for example Geography.

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $13,736
  • International — $63,300

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $13,362
  • International — $61,500

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 Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The MSAPH contains 180 points of coursework, including a 60-point community project.

The Master’s can be completed in 12–18 months full-time, and 2–3 years part-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health.

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