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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

PGDipHealSc
12 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) is ideal if you're working in a health-related field, social services, or government. Find out about studying a PGDipHealSc through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

Degree Structure - Duration
1–2 years full-time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

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

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $9,157
  • International — $30,900

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

Introduction

This Diploma is aimed at people who are currently employed in, or seeking employment in, a health-related field, the social services, or local or central government. UC's Health Sciences qualifications give students the opportunity to examine critically a range of significant issues in health sciences, and where relevant to improve their professional practice.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences is an advanced, interdisciplinary programme. You may either follow a general course of study, or focus on a specialisation and receive your qualification endorsed in:



Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You must have completed a relevant bachelor's degree, or an appropriate health professional qualification, with at least a B Grade Point Average.

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 Diploma 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.

Enrolment into the Taha Hinengaro – Health and Wellbeing Practice endorsement will require a vaccine.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

You may study towards the PGDipHealSc unendorsed, or may choose from the following endorsement options:

For the list of courses for required each endorsement, see the above subject pages or Schedule S to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.

Courses for the unendorsed pathway are listed in Schedule V to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.

Postgraduate Diploma 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 120 points):

  • Domestic — $9,157
  • International — $30,900

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,908
  • International — $28,800

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The PGDipHealSc is a qualification equivalent to Part I of the Master of Health Sciences. It can be studied in 1–2 years full-time, or up to 4 years part-time.

If you want to leave your options open for enrolling into the Master of Health Sciences or Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice, contact a Student Advisor for further advice.

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

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