Master of Health Leadership (MHlthLd)

Points per degree 180
Full-time study 3 semesters
Part-time study 6 semesters
Taught by Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Taught at Tāmaki and Grafton Campuses
Application Closing date Semester One: 8 December; Semester Two: 4 July
Start date 6 March (Semester One; all specialisations) 24 July (Semester Two; Health Management and International Health specialisations only)


The Master of Health Leadership is a new qualification for 2016 offered by the School of Population Health.

It is an innovative qualification for health professionals and graduates of health sciences, public health, commerce, law and arts degrees, who seek to improve the experiences of patients, the health of communities and populations and the operations of health services.

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Programme highlights

  • Choose from three specialisation areas: Health Management; Clinical Quality and Safety; or International Health.
  • This programme has strong appeal for practitioners, planners, leaders and funders in the health sector.
  • Flexible programme enabling health sector employees to combine work and study.
  • Clinical Quality and Safety specialisation supported by the Chair of The Health Quality Commission.
  • Health Management specialisation supported by the Chair and the CEO of Health Workforce New Zealand.
  • Includes a workplace-based project.

Career opportunities

The programme has been developed to meet the demand in health leadership and management in international and domestic markets. Students will develop leadership capabilities for the health sector and prepare for careers in:

  • Health management
  • Health care quality improvement
  • International health management
  • NGOs

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