What will I learn?

Study health science at an advanced level and enhance your career opportunities.

Programme overview

This programme provides the opportunity for high-quality health science graduates to study at an advanced level, and to enable you to graduate with enhanced analytical and research skills.

It provides a deeper understanding of the epistemological underpinning of population health.

On completion of the honours degree, you should be prepared for doctoral study or if you choose to proceed into the health workforce, be prepared to meet the increasing demand for graduates able to meet the health sector’s research and policy development needs.

Programme structure

120 points

Supervised research dissertation in an aspect of population health (60 points)

Two core courses in theoretical concepts of health and health services research methods (30 points)

A selection of advanced courses in population health, health informatics, health management and Maori health (30 points)

Must be completed within one year of full-time study

Where could this programme take you?

With their analysis and research skills, graduates will be equipped for a career in health services or for further postgraduate study, including doctoral study.

Further study options

  • Master of Health Sciences
  • Master of Public Health
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$44,310.00 (US$ 31,410) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from Indonesia

Applicant must have secondary school qualification or equivalent. Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

For international students

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in health sciences (or a similar field of study) at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will require a GPE of 5.0 or higher in 75% of your most advanced-level courses.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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About University of Auckland

University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and leading research university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Among top 100 global universities according to QS Rankings
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  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
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