Master of Health Psychology University of Auckland

New Zealand



Course info


Prepares you for jobs in research or health businesses, and/or entry into at the health psychology PhD programme. Also prepares you for application to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology, which provides specific training in clinical health psychology and a route to Registered Health Psychologist status.

Programme overview

This two-year postgraduate programme provides a strong background in the theoretical, methodological and practical applications of health psychology.

The programme will equip you with a sound knowledge base and high-quality research skills needed to design and carry out effective health psychology research and interventions in healthcare settings.

You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programmes and be sophisticated in the use of methodological approaches in the health area.

Programme structure

Two years full-time

240-point research masters programme

  • Four core courses cover patient behaviour, assessment issues in health psychology, and intervention methods (60 points).
  • Choose from a selection of advanced level courses listed in Health Psychology, Population Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, or Exercise Sciences as approved by the Programme Coordinator (60 points).
  • Thesis (120 points).

Where could this programme take you?

The MHealthPsych prepares students for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology, which provides specific training in clinical health psychology and a route to Registered Health Psychologist status. Other opportunities include research and health promotion careers within hospital, private or university environments. 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.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Clinical Health Psychologist
  • Community Health Psychologist
  • Occupational Health Psychologist

Further study options

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Health Psychology.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$44,310.00 (22,87,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,



1023, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in arts or science with a major in psychology at a recognised university (or similar institution), with a GPE of 5.0 in your final year of study.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; 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.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.


Here are some scholarship that are available at University of Auckland.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships

Value of scholarship

Up to AUD $28,500 pa for 2021 plus compulsory fees and international health insurance

Application details:

You do not need to apply for this scholarship or complete an online application form. It is awarded on the recommendation of the relevant faculty or University of Auckland committee.

Eligibility requirements:

The intention of the Scholarship is to encourage and support academically excellent domestic and international students, who are paying domestic fees, to undertake doctoral study at the University of Auckland. Students who are undertaking their first doctoral programme will be assessed for scholarship eligibility and award at the time of application to the doctoral programme.

Students who have been offered a scholarship must meet all requirements for admission into their intended programme in order to take up the scholarship offer.

All applicants who obtained a grade point average (GPA) of 8.00 or above (in their most recent qualifying programme) at a New Zealand university will be awarded a scholarship.

Tenure: Up to 36 months

Who can apply:

All international

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