Duration
Full-time: 18 months
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2023 Semester One – 27 February
2023 Semester Two – 17 July
Available locations
Grafton
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

Our Master of Paediatrics will enable you to lead the progress of child health within your respective fields.

With a significant focus on research, this masters programme will allow you to apply critical thinking and core research to the delivery of healthcare to children.

With a Master of Paediatrics, your research will improve the quality of paediatric care for both local and wider communities across Aotearoa.

The programme can be completed full-time in 18 months or part-time in 36 months. You are encouraged to pursue part-time study. Extramural study is an option.

Enquiries to studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz

Programme structure

The Master of Paediatrics is a 180-point programme that is expected to take a minimum of 18 months for a full-time equivalent student.
The courses are:

  • PAEDS 714 Emergency Paediatrics – 15 points
  • PAEDS 705 Neonate and Infant Health – 15 points
  • PAEDS 706 Paediatric Care (Toddler-Adolescent) – 30 points
  • PAEDS 707 or PAEDS 707A/B Paediatric Clinical Portfolio – 60 points
  • POPLHLTH 701 Research Methods in Health – 15 points
  • PAEDS 792A/B Paediatric Research Project – 45 points
     

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

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

Subjects available in this programme

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

2023 entry requirements

Programme requirements

Doctor Pathway: a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalently recognised international degree.

Nurse Practitioner Pathway: a Bachelor of Nursing or Master of Nursing Science (or equivalently recognised international degree. You must have either completed, or be enrolled in, a Nursing Council of New Zealand accredited Nurse Practitioner Masters degree programme.

For either pathway a minimum GPA/GPE of 4 is required.

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

Doctor Pathway

You must have one year of relevant clinical experience and must hold a current registration with the Medical Council New Zealand. You must have access to adequate clinical paediatric exposure.

Nurse Practitioner Pathway
You must have one year of relevant clinical experience and must also hold a current registration with Nurses Council New Zealand. You must have access to adequate clinical paediatric exposure. You must have access to adequate clinical paediatric exposure.

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 Master of Paediatrics cost per year?

2023 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,996*

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 $8.38 per point, estimated at $1,508.40 for full-time study (180 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*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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Other important 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?

For doctors and nurse practitioners looking to specialise more in paediatrics and develop skills to analyse and initiate research in paediatric topics and emerging medical procedures. The masters provides an avenue to the PhD programme.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Paediatric Medical Professional
  • Primary Care Medical Professional

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