Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
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.
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. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
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.
Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, the social services, or local or central government.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$4,454|
|2022||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$4,335|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$13,500||$11,739|
|2023||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$14,400||$12,522|
See more information about our Health Sciences programmes.
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences.
For study planning help, contact our Student Advisor team.
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.