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Entry requirements

Master of Health Science 180 credits

Admission to the Master of Health Science(180 credits) requires you to have:

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

Master of Health Science 120 credits

Admission to the 120 credit Master of Health Science requires you to have:

  • a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant health related discipline OR
  • a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) degree

Notes:

  • Students wishing to undertake the proposed Nursing endorsement will normally be a registered health professional.
  • Students wishing to undertake the Psychology endorsement must have completed an undergraduate major in psychology.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Transition

Students enrolled in the Master of Health Science prior to January 2019 may substitute courses already taken for courses at the same level within Part One of the Schedule. This provision expires December 2022.

Planning your programme

Study can be taken in the following subject areas:

  • Bioscience
  • Environmental Health
  • Māori Health
  • Medical Laboratory Research
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sport and Exercise

Master of Health Science 180 credits

You will follow a parts-based course of study, which will consist of core and compulsory courses within a single subject area, comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule.

Master of Health Science 120 credits

You will undertake a course of study which will consist of either

  • a 120 credit thesis OR
  • a 90 credit thesis and an additional taught course from Part One of the Schedule OR
  • A 60 credit research report or professional project and a further 60 credits of taught courses from Part One of the Schedule.

Please refer to the 'Regulations' button for a full list of all courses available in this programme.

Delivery

Depending on the subject undertaken, courses may be offered in a combination of internal offerings, distance offerings or block courses.

Master of Health Science structure

Progression

The 180 credit master’s qualification is made up of two parts. The first part consists of a compulsory 30 credit core course – either 250.740 Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences if you wish to undertake the Professional Pathway; or a research methodology course specific to your subject area,  The balance of credits are selected from taught courses in a single subject area.  You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.

For progression to the Professional pathway route in Part Two of the Master of Health Science, a minimum B- grade average is required over the core and compulsory Part One courses

For progression to the Research pathway route in Part Two of the Master of Health Science, a minimum B grade average is required over the core and compulsory Part One courses.

Time limits for completion for eligibility for Honours, Distinction or Merit

120 credits

Your 120 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.

180 credits

Your 180 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within 18 months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study.

Maximum time to completion

  • 120 credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of four years.
  • 180 credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of five years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Majors or endorsements

Existing endorsements include:


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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