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Postgraduate Certificate in Health - PGCertHlth

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


60 credit hours

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Kelburn Campus


Whether you want to study something new, enhance your career prospects or get up to date with new developments in your industry, postgraduate study in health can help you achieve your goals.

The programme is designed to fit around work commitments, giving you knowledge of complex health care systems and developing the theoretical and practical skills you need to become a leader in your workplace. Choose from one of seven areas of specialisation.

To qualify for entry, you’ll need a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. The path you take will depend on your previous academic achievements and your professional goals.


As a guide, for each 30-point course you take at the University, you should allocate around 10 hours per point for self-directed study, research, assessments and attendance at lectures and workshops.

If you’re studying full-time, you can expect a workload of 40 hours of study time a week for much of the year. Part-time students doing one course per trimester will need to allocate approximately 20 hours of study a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working full-time.

Entry criteria

Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline

Proof of English proficiency

To be accepted into this programme you will need:

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

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