Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City, Grafton
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

Dependant on the specialisation you choose, there are a variety of work opportunities in health services, government agencies, non-governmental organisations and community groups.

The programme currently offers four specialisations:

  • Addiction Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • Pacific Health
  • Population Mental Health

Our teaching staff in this programme are leaders in their field. You will hear first-hand about some of the innovative and cutting edge research they deliver.

Students who choose not to complete the requirements for the masters can exit the degree with either a postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate.

Programme structure

The MHealthPrac is a 180-point masters, with a 120-point option for eligible applicants.
It can be completed in 1 year (120-points) or 1.5 years (180-points) of full-time study.
You can choose from four specialisations.

Specialisation 1: Addiction Studies

  • The taught 180-point masters requires you to complete prescribed courses (120-135 points) and a dissertation (60 points) or research project (45 points)
  • The taught 120-point masters requires you to complete prescribed courses (60-75 points) and a dissertation (60 points) or research project (45 points)

Specialisation 2: Health Promotion

  • The taught 180-point masters requires you to complete prescribed courses (120-135 points) and a dissertation (60 points) or research project (45 points)
  • The taught 120-point masters requires you to complete prescribed courses (60-75 points) and a dissertation (60 points) or research project (45 points)

Specialisation 3: Pacific Health

  • The taught 180-point masters requires you to complete prescribed courses (120-135 points) and a dissertation (60 points) or research project (45 points)
  • The taught 120-point masters requires you to complete prescribed courses (60-75 points) and a dissertation (60 points) or research project (45 points)

Specialisation 4: Population Mental Health

  • The taught 180-point masters requires you to complete prescribed courses (120-135 points) and a dissertation (60 points) or research project (45 points)
  • The taught 120-point masters requires you to complete prescribed courses (60-75 points) and a dissertation (60 points) or research project (45 points)

Subjects available in this programme

  • Addiction Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • Pacific Health
  • Population Mental Health

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

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.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Relevant bachelors honours degree or postgraduate diploma

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Relevant bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a relevant bachelors honours degree or postgraduate diploma with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

Relevant degrees include:

  • Those that qualify you for registration as a health professional, or
  • Those in a discipline such as health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, public health or social work.

If you are applying for the Addiction Studies specialisation, you must be currently working therapeutically with clients that have addiction and/or mental health problems. Alternatively, you must be able to organise a structured/approved clinical placement with an addiction service provider.

You must have completed a relevant bachelors degree with a GPA 5.0 or higher in 60 points above Stage II.

Relevant degrees include:

  • Those that qualify you for registration as a health professional, or
  • Those in a discipline such as health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, public health or social work.

If you are applying for the Addiction Studies specialisation, you must be currently working therapeutically with clients that have addiction and/or mental health problems. Alternatively, you must be able to organise a structured/approved clinical placement with an addiction service provider.

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.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    one year of postgraduate study

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    Relevant undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in a relevant discipline, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

Relevant disciplines include health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, public health or social work. Degrees that qualify you for registration as a health professional will also be considered.

If you are applying for the Addiction Studies specialisation, you must be currently working therapeutically with clients that have addiction and/or mental health problems. Alternatively, you must be able to organise a structured/approved clinical placement with an addiction service provider.

You must have completed a relevant undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

Relevant degrees include:

  • Those that qualify you for registration as a health professional, or
  • Those in a discipline such as health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, public health or social work.

If you are applying for the Addiction Studies specialisation, you must be currently working therapeutically with clients that have addiction and/or mental health problems. Alternatively, you must be able to organise a structured/approved clinical placement with an addiction service provider.

How much does a Master of Health Practice cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,092.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 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 $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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

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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.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017
Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Types of jobs for graduates vary according to the specialised area of practice. The specialisation in Addiction Studies can lead to service leadership roles in justice and correctional services and community and workplace services. Health Promotion can lead to roles engaged in developing local and national health policy. Pacific Health could lead to key roles in Pacific community organisations. Population Mental Health can lead to jobs in the design and implementation of innovative community and public health intervention for mental health concerns.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Community development project lead
  • Health policy developer
  • Health practitioner
  • Health promotion practitioner

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