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Master of Health - MHlth

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Victoria University of Wellington


Build on your experience, broaden your knowledge, and become a leader with a postgraduate qualification in health.

Take your degree and experience to the next level and gain advanced knowledge of complex health care systems and current issues in health.

What you’ll study

The 180-point Master of Health can be completed in one year of full-time study (three trimesters) or up to four years of part-time study.

Depending on your courses and specialisation, you’ll complete your course through online learning, face-to-face block lectures and workshops, research projects, and practicums.

Master of Health

Part 1: In the first part of your qualification, you’ll take one of two core courses that will help you to develop your research skills within a health context. You’ll explore topics that best support your area of professional interest, including healthcare management, promotion, and practice. If you choose to specialise, you’ll need to include courses that are key to your specialisation.

Part 2: In part two you’ll complete your degree and explore your specialisation further, with either a relevant research project or a professional project that demonstrates an advanced knowledge of your field of professional practice.

Studying as an international student: The Midwifery, Nursing, and Professional Practice specialisations may not be suitable for international students due to the qualifications required as pre-requisites.

Location: Wellington campuses and online

Entry criteria

Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject with at least a B average

Proof of English proficiency

To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:

IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0

TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing

Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)

EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5

Application Deadlines - Trimester 1: 1 Dec and Trimester 2: 1 May.

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