UniversityAuckland University of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
AUT North Campus
The Master of Health Science is an advanced postgraduate qualification for health practitioners who want to further their knowledge through research to advance their career.
The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.
Further your nursing career with the Advanced Nursing Practice specialisation in the Master of Health Science. Explore current nursing topics and research an area of your interest through your thesis.
The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for nursing professionals to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.
This master's degree prepares and supports nurses for all advanced practice roles, including the registration of nurse practitioner. Study options are flexible: on campus, online, in block mode and at hospital sites around the North Island.
Staircasing options from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science are also available.
What you study:
You need a total of 240 points to complete the Master of Health Science in Advanced Nursing Practice qualification.
Complete the following papers
And select 150 points from
And select 15 points from
And select 15 points from
Or complete a dissertation
NURS901 Prescribing Practicum (45 points)
* Recommended for those seeking registration as a Registered Nurse Prescriber or Nurse Practitioner
An applicant must have completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher, or equivalent:
Alternatively, students can negotiate a research or individual pathway with the Associate Dean Academic.
Provide evidence of having completed an acceptable undergraduate research paper or equivalent
An applicant may be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice
An interview may be required
May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation
An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology must have the personal qualities that show suitability for this programme, and may be required to attend selection interviews
An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology will be required to supply references and satisfy a police vetting process
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.