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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manawatu Campus


This is an advanced professional programme for those working in the health and disability sectors who wish to prepare themselves for positions in health service management.

Credit summary

120 credits Comprising:

  • 60 credits compulsory courses
  • 60 credits elective courses from Schedule B

Ensure you have at least 90 credits from the Schedule to the Diploma.

Attend contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Courses for this programme

Schedule A: Core courses (60 credits)

  • Health Systems Management
  • Health Information Management

Schedule B: Elective courses (60 credits)

  • Leading and Changing Organisations
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management
  • Health Research Design and Method
  • Health Economics

Planning overview

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.

If you achieve at least a B- grade average in the PGDipHSM, you may apply to transfer into Part Two of the MMgt and complete course 152.894 Professional Practice.

Alternatively, if you achieve at least a B- grade average in the PGDipHSM, you may choose to complete the Master of Health Service Management with 120 credits of courses from the schedule, including Professional Practice or a Research Report.

Entry criteria

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • be working in the health industry.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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