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Master of Health Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Through advanced studies in a specialised focus subject, the Master of Health Science offers you an opportunity to pursue research in health sciences. Enquire to find out more.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time

About this course

Through advanced studies in a specialised focus subject, the Master of Health Science offers you an opportunity to pursue research in health sciences.

If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with a health focus such as a Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise, or any other health-related qualification, then you may wish to consider the Master of Health Science.

If you want to undertake postgraduate study in health science, you'll need to obtain permission from the Programme Director of postgraduate health science. Enquire to find out more.

Entry requirements

To enter the Master of Health Science 180 credit programme you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a relevant health-related bachelor's degree with a minimum B- grade average over the 200/300 level courses OR
  • a relevant health-related bachelor's degree and extensive professional experience.

Career pathways

This is a great programme that will help you progress to an exciting and rewarding career. You could work in any of the following, depending on your subject area:

  • athlete strength and conditioning
  • biosecurity
  • careers in quality assurance
  • clinical exercise prescription consultant
  • consultancy and advisory positions
  • corporate health and fitness
  • disaster and emergency management
  • drinking water assessment
  • environmental and health consultancy and auditing
  • exercise for elderly care homes
  • fitness centres
  • food safety consultancy and auditing
  • health and environmental safety in commercial and non-governmental organizations
  • health promotion
  • health protection
  • iwi authorities
  • local and central government (environment health officer, health protection officer, policy and advisory roles)
  • management of hazardous substances and toxic chemicals
  • medical centres and hospitals
  • physiotherapy clinics
  • prison service
  • public health positions
  • rehabilitation and disability studies
  • research
  • secondary school teaching
  • sports teams and national sporting bodies
  • waste and water quality management.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.