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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

  • Graduate Diploma

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
PGDipHealSc
Domestic Fees
$8,867 per year / $17,734 total
International Fees
$26,000 per year / $52,000 total

About this course

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. Students may either follow a general course of study, or focus on a specialisation and receive their qualification endorsed in:

  • Environment and Health
  • Health and Community
  • Health Behaviour Change
  • Health Information Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Taha Hinengaro - Health and Wellbeing Practice

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.

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.