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Entry requirements

To gain entry to the Master of Public Health programme, you must have met one of the following entry pathways:

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree in the health sciences; Students will complete the full 240 credits for Parts One and Two as specified in the schedule.
  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and have relevant professional experience; Students will complete at least 180 credits, including Parts one and Two as specified in the schedule.
  • Have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health and achieved a minimum ‘B’ grade average. Students entering through this pathway must complete at least 60 credits from Part Two and select the balance of courses from the Part One schedule.

Distinction

Students who complete the 240 credit programme within two years of first enrolling for full-time study or within five years of first enrolling for part-time study may be awarded a class of honours.

Students who complete the 180 credit programme within 18 months of first enrolling for full-time study or within 4 years of first enrolling for part-time study may be awarded Distinction or Merit.

Students who complete the 120 programme within one year of first enrolling for full-time study or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study may be awarded Distinction or Merit.

Full details can be viewed on the regulation tab.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Transition

Students who commenced study towards this qualification prior to January 2017 and who have completed at least 60 credits may be permitted course substitution beyond the normal limits.

Transition regulations expire 31 December 2022.

Planning your programme

You must achieve at least a B grade average in the part one courses to progress to part two.

Students who complete the 240 credit programme within two years of first enrolling for full-time study or within five years of first enrolling for part-time study may be awarded a class of honours.

Students who complete the 180 credit programme within 18 months of first enrolling for full-time study or within 4 years of first enrolling for part-time study may be awarded Distinction or Merit.

Students who complete the 120 programme within one year of first enrolling for full-time study or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study may be awarded Distinction or Merit

Master of Public Health structure

Students complete the compulsory courses and select elective courses from Part One. A minimum grade average of B is required in order to progress to part Two. The number of elective courses required is dependent upon the entry pathway ie entry to the 240, 180 or 120 credit programme and the option selected for Part Two.

Students who do not achieve the minimum grade average in Part One may be exited with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates

Courses

All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Part One

Compulsory Courses (90 credits)

231.725 Foundations of Public Health (15 credits)
231.726 Health Systems and Policy (15 credits)
231.728 Public Health Intervention Management (15 credits)
231.729 Public Health Research and Evaluation (15 credits)
231.730 Epidemiology and Statistics 1 (15 credits)
231.731 Epidemiology and Statistics 2 (15 credits)

Elective Courses

128.702 Work Capacity and Performance (15 credits)
128.705 Ergonomics Analysis (30 credits)
128.706 Micro-Macro Ergonomics (30 credits)
128.707 People Technology and Design (15 credits)
147.704 Drugs and Society (30 credits)
150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development (30 credits)
150.702 Mauri Ora: Māori Mental Health (30 credits)
150.714 Ta Te Maori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies (30 credits)
151.716 Advanced Nutrition and Disease (15 credits)
151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition (15 credits)
178.718 Health Economics (30 credits)
231.704 Maori Health (30 credits) (pre-requisite 231.701 will be waived)
231.705 Pacific Health (30 credits) (pre-requisite 231.701 will be waived)
231.706 Occupational Health (30 credits) (pre-requisite 231.701 will be waived)
231.707 Environmental Health (30 credits) (pre-requisite 231.701 will be waived)
231.721 International Public Health (15 credits) (course pre-requisites will be waived)
231.732 Physical Activity Promotion (15 credits)
231.733 Big Issues in Public Health (15 credits)
231.734 Maternal and Child Health (15 credits)
251.799 Research Report (30 credits)
250.702 Systems Thinking and Analysis (15 credits)
250.703 Health Communication (15 credits)
251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health (30 credits)
251.772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene (30 credits)
251.773 Hazard Management (30 credits)
252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health (30 credits)
252.702 Sleep, Fatigue Risk Management and Occupational Safety and Health (30 credits)

Part Two

Option A

Compulsory Praxis Courses (60 credits)

231.818 Public Health Praxis 1 (30 credits)
231.819 Public Health Praxis 2 (30 credits)

Option B

Compulsory Praxis Course

231.818 Public Health Praxis 1 (30 credits)

And up to 90 credits from

231.821 Public Health Research Thesis - part 1 (45 credits) and
231.822 Public Health Research Thesis - part 2
231.895 Research Project (60 credits)

Note: not all courses are available in each semester.

Students enrolling in a thesis commence with part one followed by part two in the next enrolment period.

Both parts combine to meet the thesis requirements with a single grade assigned to each part. If the thesis cannot be submitted at the end of the initial part two enrolment, the student must re-enrol in part two (and pay fees) each semester until submission is made.


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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