Master of Health Sciences

MHealSc


Duration

2 years full-time

Entry times

February or July (Semester 1 or 2)

Fees Estimate

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Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

2 years full-time

Entry times

February or July (Semester 1 or 2)

Fees Estimate

See tuition fees for details

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

UC's Health Sciences qualifications give health professionals, non-clinical members of the health workforce, and others interested in the health sector or health issues the opportunity to examine critically a range of significant issues in health sciences, and where relevant to improve their professional practice.

The Master of Health Sciences allows you to put together a postgraduate programme of study across health-related disciplines, such as the functioning of the health system, from the management of health information, to health in communities. The increasing focus on prevention and lifestyle change provides enormous potential for a refocusing of health strategies and allied areas such as education, sport and recreation, and local government.

This gives you considerable flexibility, and the opportunity to plan a programme to suit your interests, current employment, or career goals, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary postgraduate study for students already working in health or related services who wish to extend their knowledge and skills, or recent graduates seeking employment in these sectors.

The Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) is a research-inclusive qualification worth 240 points. Students are supervised by some world-leading researchers in the School of Health Sciences | Te Kura Mātai Hauora.

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

  • Environment and Health
  • Health and Community
  • Health Behaviour Change
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing
  • Palliative Care

UC also offers a coursework-only (180-point) Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice.

Contact us

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

For study planning help contact the School of Heath Sciences | Te Kura Mātai Hauora or the College of Education, Health and Human Development:

College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3333
Email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz