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Master of Professional Practice

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected

Summary

Lead practice at an advanced level in health and social services. Be an effective leader of inter-professional teams and work with diversity. Apply your study and research to your work. Choose to do a thesis or research project. The programme has an optional endorsement in education or leadership.

Complete a Master's qualification. Study 18 months full-time. Lead practice at an advanced level. Work with diverse people. Be an effective leader of inter-professional teams.

What you will learn:

  • Advance your skills in health and social practice
  • Choose an interdisciplinary qualification
  • Focus on diversity, inter-professionalism, education and leadership
  • Apply your study and research to what you’re already doing
  • Study anywhere in New Zealand - most of your study will be online

Programme outline

The Master of Professional Practice is a 180 credit, Level 9 qualification. Students complete via one of two pathways: a thesis or a research project.

Endorsements

The Master of Professional Practice has two optional endorsements in either Education or Leadership.

Education Endorsement

To achieve the education endorsement, the student undertakes a programme of study with a focus applied for professional practice with a minimum of 75 credits focused on education, including the Level 8 course Professional Education Practice and either the Level 9 Thesis or Praxis Research Project with an Education focus.

To achieve an endorsement in leadership, the student undertakes a programme of study that comprises a minimum of 75 credits focused on Leadership, including the Level 8 course Professional Leadership Practice and either the Level 9 Thesis or Praxis Research Project with a Leadership focus.

Entry criteria

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a B grade average at Level 7, and relevant practice in a related professional field.

Special entry may be granted to an applicant who does not meet all entry criteria, provided the Head of School is satisfied the applicant is capable of undertaking the course of study.

IELTS 6.5 Academic, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent.

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