Duration
Full-time: Varies
Next start date
Flexible start dates
Available locations
Grafton
Points
360
Programme type
Doctorate

Programme overview

This programme provides a combination of taught courses and a thesis which will develop candidates’ professional understanding and expertise in leadership, research, evaluation and professional practice.

Students will address contemporary issues challenging the health sector, influencing local, national and potentially international health policy and practice.

Programme structure

The DHSc comprises a combination of taught courses (120 points) and a thesis (240 points) which will develop candidates’ professional understanding and expertise in leadership, research, implementation, evaluation and professional practice.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

DHSc 360 points

  • Code:
    HLTHSCI 800
    Name:
    Research in Action
    Type:
    Level 10
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    HLTHSCI 801
    Name:
    Healthcare strategy and planning
    Type:
    Level 10
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    HLTHSCI 802
    Name:
    Critical synthesis of health issue
    Type:
    Level 10
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    HLTHSCI 803
    Name:
    Research Proposal
    Type:
    Level 10
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    HLTHSCI 897
    Name:
    Thesis
    Type:
    Level 10
    Points:
    240 pts

Subjects available in this programme

  • Health Sciences (DHSc)
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Grade required
    GPA 6.0
    • MBChB, Honours, or Masters degree in a relevant subject
    • Evidence of significant research experience

Further programme requirements

Supervision and research requirements

Meeting our academic requirements does not guarantee entry.

You must demonstrate an ability to research independently and possess a high level of theoretical understanding. Acceptance is subject to staff availability for supervision, and appropriate resources and facilities. You must write an initial statement of research intent to demonstrate your research capability and experience.

How to apply

Check out our guide to applying for a PhD or doctorate.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 6.0
    • MBChB, Honours, or Masters degree in a relevant subject
    • Evidence of significant research experience
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Supervision and research requirements

Meeting our academic requirements does not guarantee entry.

You must demonstrate an ability to research independently and possess a high level of theoretical understanding. Acceptance is subject to staff availability for supervision, and appropriate resources and facilities. You must write an initial statement of research intent to demonstrate your research capability and experience.

All students must meet our English-language requirements as a condition of entry.

How to apply

Check out our guide to applying for a PhD or doctorate.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Doctor of Health Sciences cost per year?

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,454.40*
International students
NZ$46,688.40*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.16 per point, estimated at $979.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Start dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

This DHSc is an innovative combination of taught courses and a doctoral thesis investigating your own field of health practice. You will study with other experienced professionals working in diverse roles within the health sector to extend your knowledge and skills in leading and innovating health services in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Executive leadership positions in health organisations

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