Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2017 Late Year Term – 1 December
2018 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
Grafton, Tāmaki
Points
120 or 240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

Learn how you can make a valuable contribution to the health and welfare of your community. An ideal programme for students intending a career in disease prevention, surveillance, health promotion, epidemiology and other areas of public health.

You can complete this programme as either a taught or research masters.

The programme is recognised as Part I of training for Public Health Registrar.

Programme structure

This programme has two pathways: Taught (120 or 240 points) and Research (120 and 240 points).

Taught Masters (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Requires completion of a Dissertation (60 points) and
  • Advanced level courses listed in the Master of Public Health Schedule (60 points).

Taught Masters (240 points)

Research Masters (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Choose a Thesis (120 points)

Or

Research Masters (240 points)

Or

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

    Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

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

    Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

  • Study option
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelors degree

  • Study option
    Research 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or equivalent with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or equivalent with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

You will also need to have a supervisor and topic confirmed. See University of Auckland findathesis.

You must have completed a degree in one of the following subjects: dentistry, health sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, optometry science, social sciences for public health. You will need a GPA of 5.0 or higher in your final year of study.

When you apply for this programme you will be asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) on your reasons for wishing to study public health.

You must have completed a degree in one of the following subjects: dentistry, health sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, optometry science, social sciences for public health. You will need a GPA of 5.0 or higher in your final year of study.

When you apply for this programme you will be asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) on your reasons for wishing to study public health.

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
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Study option
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • 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

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in public health at a recognised university (or similar institution) following an undergraduate degree, with a GPE of 5.0.

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in public health at a recognised university (or similar institution) following an undergraduate degree, with a GPE of 5.0.

You will also need to have a supervisor and topic. See University of Auckland findathesis.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in one of the following subjects: dentistry, health sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational, therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, optometry science, social sciences for public health.

You will need a GPE of 5.0. When you apply for this programme you will be asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) on your reasons for wishing to study public health.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in one of the following subjects: dentistry, health sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational, therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, optometry science, social sciences for public health.

You will need a GPE of 5.0. When you apply for this programme you will be asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) on your reasons for wishing to study public health.

How much does a Master of Public Health 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.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

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

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

There are many opportunities for employment in the health sector, in New Zealand and internationally. Graduates will find employment in diverse areas including: public health sector, disease and surveillance and monitoring, public health management, health planning and policy making within health care organisations.

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

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