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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

  • Graduate Certificate

This Certificate gives health professionals, non-clinical members of the health workforce, 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.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
6 months full-time
Course Code
PGCertHealSc
Domestic Fees
$4,262 per year / $4,262 total
International Fees
$13,000 per year / $13,000 total

About this course

This Certificate gives health professionals, non-clinical members of the health workforce, 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.

Entry requirements

Students must have completed a relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent health qualification.

Enrolment is subject to the approval of the Dean of Education and Health Sciences. Prior qualifications and experience of the student will be taken into account in approving the course of study.

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.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu 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 Pokai 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.