Duration
Full-time: 2 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Grafton
Points
240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

This two-year postgraduate programme provides a strong background in the theoretical, methodological and practical applications of health psychology.

The programme will equip you with a sound knowledge base and high-quality research skills needed to design and carry out effective health psychology research and interventions in healthcare settings.

You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programmes and be sophisticated in the use of methodological approaches in the health area.

Programme structure

  • Two years full-time or four years part-time

240-point research masters programme

  • Four core courses cover patient behaviour, assessment issues in health psychology, and intervention methods (60 points).
  • Choose from a selection of advanced level courses listed in Health Psychology, Population Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, or Exercise Sciences as approved by the Programme Coordinator (60 points).
  • Thesis (120 points).

Further information about content and applying for the Master of Health Psychology is available on the Health Psychology postgraduate programmes page.

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    HLTHPSYC 714
    Name:
    Health Psychology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    HLTHPSYC 715
    Name:
    Research Methods in Health Psychology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    HLTHPSYC 719
    Name:
    Health Psychology Assessment
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    HLTHPSYC 720
    Name:
    Health Psychology Interventions
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 2 120 points
  • Code:
    HLTHPSYC 796A/B
    Name:
    Thesis
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    120 pts

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
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Further programme requirements

Research 240 points

You need to have completed a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology, with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in your final year of study.

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
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

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

Further programme requirements

Research 240 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in arts or science with a major in psychology at a recognised university (or similar institution), with a GPE of 5.0 in your final year of study.

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

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,364 – $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
1 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

The MHealthPsych prepares students for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology, which provides specific training in clinical health psychology and a route to Registered Health Psychologist status. Other opportunities include research and health promotion careers within hospital, private or university environments.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Clinical Health Psychologist
  • Community Health Psychologist
  • Occupational Health Psychologist

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