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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


Study a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management – PGDipHSM

It is suitable if you are not sure if you wish to undertake, or do not qualify for, direct entry into the Master of Health Service Management. It may subsequently be credited to the Master of Health Service Management, subject to your grades. If you work or plan to work in the health or disability sector, this qualification will give you an employment advantage.

Relevant learning

You will:

Examine contemporary, relevant issues in health service management

Learn to use the tools available to mitigate or deal with these issues

Gain in-depth knowledge of areas such as health systems management, policy, economics, information management and informatics/digital health

Gain skills in clearly and concisely communicating findings in oral and written form.

Your courses may contribute to educational requirements for continuing competence for medical and nursing health professional groups as required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Research-led and industry-focused

Your Massey lecturers and staff are actively researching and have a wide range of experience. Not only across disciplines – like medical, nursing, health informatics, management and policy development – but across community, primary and secondary care. They will bring this new thinking and practical relevance to your study.

Effective communication and teamwork

You will learn how to work independently and with teams. You'll improve your interactions with colleagues, clients and other professionals in the field.

An international perspective

Your new knowledge and skills will be relevant to the health sector globally.

A PGDipHSM is a good fit if you:

Are a manager or clinical leader seeking career progression in this area

Are interested in an applied qualification with a professional practice applied project

Have significant management experience in a non-health sector

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

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.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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