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  • Master Degree 1 to 2 years.
  • Postgraduate Diploma 1 year.
  • Tuition NZ$ 23,500 to 29,000/year for international students.
  • Part-time work on your Student Visa.


  • Master of Biomedical Science (MBmedSc), Victoria University. Normally completed in two calendar years. Prospective students must arrange a thesis topic with a supervisor before enrolment in the Masters programme.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science, Victoria University. Candidates must have previously completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBmedSc) degree or equivalent Bachelor's degree.


Careers: in Public health and promotion of health, Consultancy and advisory positions, Working with kiwi authorities.

  • Master of Health Care, Victoria University. By developing excellent theoretical and practical skills further, you will position yourself as a leader in your workplace.
  • Master of Health Science (2 years), Massey University. Through advanced studies in a specialised focus subject, the Master of Health Sciences offers students an opportunity to pursue research within the area of health sciences.
  • Master of Health Science (2 years), Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Provides an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and to develop research capabilities.
  • Master of Health Practice in Mental Health, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The Mental Health papers within the Health programmes are open to all health professionals and are designed to extend practitioner knowledge and skills for advanced mental health and addictions practice.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Care, Victoria University. Developed for people with backgrounds in health-related disciplines. It will enable you to seek critique and apply relevant research in your everyday practice.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, Massey University. This programme is designed for students who have a Bachelor of Health Science and wish to pursue their studies at an advanced level.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development & Policy, University of Waikato. You will have an appreciation for social and critical perspectives in health and will gain the skills to undertake social research in health, information analysis for health policy and be prepared for further doctoral research work.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Care, Victoria University. You will gain research skills that are relevant to your own workplace environment, as well as learn about the structure and complexities of the health environment (including how policy is set and decisions are made).

Nursing & Midwifery

  • Master of Midwifery, Victoria University. You will get research guidance from two supervisors while you plan and implement your study.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery, Victoria University. You will need to undertake two Masters level courses of study over a period of one year to successfully complete this Postgraduate Certificate. Delivered by academic staff skilled in clinical practice and research, and as educators.
  • Master of Nursing, Victoria University. An exciting opportunity to spend time researching a topic that interests you. Your thesis is expected to make a substantive scholarly contribution to your discipline.
  • Master of Nursing Science, Victoria University. Designed for qualified and experienced Registered Nurses. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills of an advanced health professional.
  • Master of Nursing (2 years), Massey University. Designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles and Nurse Practitioners roles. Approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand, programme develops advanced knowledge and skills in speciality areas and supports nurses to meet the Nursing Council competencies for advanced practice.
  • Master of Health Practice in Nursing, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). For health professionals with at least three years' clinical experience. It is ideal for those health practitioners who wish to extend their practical knowledge and take their career to a higher level.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Science, Victoria University. You will gain a deeper understanding of pathophysiological concepts and current nursing practice issues. Enhance your skills in locating, analysing, evaluating and applying information and research to your everyday work.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (PGDipNurs), Massey University. Enables registered nurses to undertake clinically focused papers at postgraduate level to facilitate the development of skills and expertise for advanced practise.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Science, Victoria University. Designed for qualified and experienced Registered Nurses seeking to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical skills - both in general practice and in specialist areas of expertise.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Open to registered nurses. It allows students to develop a specialty nursing area and to extend your knowledge, skills and practice.

Nutrition and Dietetics

Careers: in Clinical Dietetics, Community Dietetics, Food Companies and Food Industry, Sports and Exercise Nutrition.

  • Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics), Massey University. You will meet the registration competency requirements of the New Zealand Dietitians Board and develop the attributes, qualities and skills considered essential for gaining employment and making an important contribution in the community they will serve.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Physical Activity and Nutrition, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The Physical Activity and Nutrition papers within the health postgraduate programme are open to all health and sport professionals in specific practice areas.

Public Health

  • Master of Public Health, Massey University. Shared learning by health professionals, policy makers, and researchers from diverse backgrounds in the health sector, as well as in related sectors such as environment, occupational safety and health, and social services.
  • Master of Public Health, Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Focus on understanding the social, economic, cultural and other societal structural determinants of health and effective action to enhance community health status.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDipPH), Massey University. The goal of the programme is to provide a high quality, comprehensive education and training in public health that will benefit the programme participants, the services they are employed by, and the health of New Zealanders in general.


  • Master of Health Science (Psychology), Massey University. You have to complete papers to the value of 240 credits consisting of 120 credits taught papers and 120 credits in thesis papers.
  • Master of Applied Psychology (2 years), University of Waikato. Paper will cover Organisational Psychology, Community Psychology and Behaviour Analysis.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Psychology), Massey University. Some electives available are: Postmodernism and Psychology, Applied Criminal Psychology, Advanced Psychology of Women, Child and Family Therapy, Clinical Neuropsychology, Social Psychology or Child Clinical Neuropsychology.

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