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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Women's Health

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 semester

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


University of Auckland


Ideal for current health professionals and those with a relevant undergraduate degree wishing to pursue postgraduate study in a health-related field.

Programme overview

This certificate allows you to complete postgraduate taught courses in a diverse range of subjects that are related to health sciences.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Women's Health is aimed at nurses, doctors, midwives and radiographers seeking to advance their knowledge and skills.

Students who complete this programme will be able to provide health care advice to women in all areas of reproductive health and wellbeing. Depending on the graduate’s professional scope of practice completion of this qualification will assist the practitioner in prescribing treatment in this area.

This specialisation is offered by the School of Medicine. Courses in this specialisation are offered in a distance learning format.

Programme structure

60-point programme.

Students can choose to pursue a generic postgraduate certificate in health sciences or specialise.

For a generic certificate, choose advanced-level courses from the Master of Health Sciences Schedule (60 points).

You must complete the programme in one semester if enrolled full-time, or four semesters if enrolled part-time.

Where could this programme take you?

This certificate programme enables health professionals to specialise in their area of practice at postgraduate level, according to the specialisation chosen. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

Further study options

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

Entry criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a health-related discipline such as health sciences, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, or social work.

You must be a health professional currently working in these service areas.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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