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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

PGCertHealSc
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) provides a suitable introduction to health science. It can also be a pathway to other postgraduate qualifications at UC. Learn more about studying a PGCertHealSc through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

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

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $15,450

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

Introduction

This Certificate gives health professionals and others interested in the health sector the chance to critically examine a range of significant issues in health sciences, and where relevant to improve their professional practice.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences is a suitable introduction to the health science sector. It can also be a pathway to other postgraduate qualifications at UC.



Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To enrol, you must have completed a relevant bachelor’s degree or an equivalent health qualification.

Prior qualifications and experience will be taken into account in approving your application.

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 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences or use the admission requirements checker.

One or more courses or research may require vaccination

The government has announced new vaccination requirements for the health and education sectors. At UC, our programmes are strongly connected to our communities of practice. For many of our programmes, you will not be able to complete research or practice-oriented courses if you are not vaccinated. This is due to research/practice taking place in health centres and schools/kura where all employees and volunteers are required to be vaccinated.

For these courses 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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $15,450

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,454
  • International — $14,400

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences is made up of courses equivalent to 60 points, chosen from the course list.

You may have the option of transferring to a longer postgraduate programme if desired.

The qualification takes 6 months full-time, and can also be studied for up to 2 years part-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences.

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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