Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety)

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Entry requirements

You will normally be a registered health professional.

Students who have completed one of the following may be admitted to the 180 credit version:

  • a relevant Bachelor’s degree with a minimum B- grade average over the 200/300 level courses OR
  • a relevant Bachelor’s degree combined with extensive relevant professional experience

Students who have completed one of the following may be admitted to the 120 credit version:

  • a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant health related discipline OR
  • the Bachelor of Health Science with Honours

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) structure

180 Credit version

This is a parts-based programme, offering either a professional or research pathway of study.  At least a B- grade average is required to progress from Part One under the Professional route, whilst at least a B grade average is required to progress from Part One under the Research route. 

Students who do not meet the minimum grade average required for progression may be exited with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science or the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing if they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Professional Pathway

Part One

Students will complete the following compulsory courses:
168.713 Evidence-Based Practice (30 credits)
251.731 Advanced Occupational Health and Safety (30 credits)
60 credits from courses listed on the programme schedule – please refer to the 'Regulations' button for a full list of offerings.

Part Two

250.816 Professional Project (60 credits) OR
250.817 Research Report (60 credits)

Research Pathway

Part One

Students will complete the following compulsory courses:
251.731 Advanced Occupational Health and Safety
Either 168.711 Health Research Design and Method or 179.702 Advanced Research Methods
Up to 30 credits from courses listed on the programme schedule – please refer to the 'Regulations' button for a full list of offerings.

Part Two

Either a 120 credit thesis:
251.805 Thesis Part One (60 credits) and
251.806 Thesis Part Two (60 credits

Or a 90 credit thesis:
251.801 Thesis Part One (45 credits) and
251.802 Thesis Part Two (45 credits)

If completed with sufficient merit and within 18 months of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study, this qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

120 Credit version

This can be completed by one of the following options:

  • 60 credits of courses selected from Part One followed by a 60 credit research report or professional project OR
  • 30 credits of courses selected from Part One followed by a 90 credit thesis OR
  • 120 credit thesis

If completed with sufficient merit and within 1 year of full-time or 3 years of part-time study, this qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

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