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

Programme overview

Develop advanced knowledge, skills, awareness and critical reflection to underpin effective supervision within your work context. As a working professional with at least three years’ experience in your field of practice, you will have the opportunity to learn and reflect alongside course colleagues from a broad range of social care and allied health professions. In this way you will enhance your clinical and professional supervision skills. You will be required to develop and successfully complete an independent piece of research within the area of supervision and professional practice.

Professional Supervision is a significant cornerstone of learning, critical reflection and transformative practice. Throughout the programme you will examine the role of professional supervision. You will critically analyse and integrate theoretical perspectives, contemporary literature, policy and practice to grow your knowledge, skills and confidence in supervision within your own professional and organisational context.

Programme structure

This 180-point programme, with research and taught options available, is delivered through face-to-face block-courses at Epsom Campus and online courses. It comprises either two 30-point core courses, one 30-point elective and a 90-point thesis, or two 30-point core courses, 60 points of electives and a 60-point dissertation.

Master of Professional Supervision (MProfSup) Schedule

Research Masters

Research Pathway:

  • 60 points: PROFSUPV 700, 701
  • 30 points from EDUC 787, EDUCSW 700
  • 90 points: PROFSUPV 794 Thesis

Taught Pathway:

  • 60 points: PROFSUPV 700, 701
  • 30 points from PROFSUPV 710, 712, 714-716, SOCCLEAD 703
  • 30 points from EDUC 787, EDUCSW 700
  • 60 points: PROFSUPV 793 Dissertation

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

  • Professional Supervision
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

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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.

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

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include health, counselling, education or social and human services.

You will need a GPA of 5.0 or higher for your Bachelor’s degree.

You must have at least three years of relevant professional experience and be currently employed or volunteering in a relevant professional context. Relevant contexts may include health, counselling, education, social or human services.

You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include health, counselling, education or social and human services.

You will need a GPA of 5.0 or higher for your Bachelor’s degree.

You must have at least three years of relevant professional experience and be currently employed or volunteering in a relevant professional context. Relevant contexts may include health, counselling, education, social or human services.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you can still gain entry by passing 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision or passing 60 points in the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision with a grade point average of 5.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

If you have not met the requirements you can still gain entry if you have attained an equivalent and relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience.

Students who have passed courses towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision or Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision at this University may be able to reassign those courses to this degree provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

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 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0
  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a bachelors degree in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects may include counselling, education, health, or social and human services.

You also must have at least three years’ practical experience in counselling, education, health, social or human services, or a similar profession.

You must have completed a bachelors degree in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects may include counselling, education, health, or social and human services.

You also must have at least three years’ practical experience in counselling, education, health, social or human services, or a similar profession.

Other pathways to study

If you have not met the requirement you can still gain entry if you have attained an equivalent and relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience.

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 Professional Supervision cost per year?

2023 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,131.20 – $8,290.80*
International students
NZ$38,273*

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 $1,005.60 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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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

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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?

Master of Professional Supervision graduates will have mastery of theories, models, skills and interventions in professional supervision, as well as advanced knowledge of the scholarship of the field. They will have a demonstrated ability to engage in independent research in the field, that synthesises appropriate theory, research methodology and methods, and analysis of data.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Clinical supervisor
  • Cultural supervisor
  • External supervisor
  • Manager
  • Professional Leader
  • Professional Supervisor
  • Team Leader

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