Transform data to change lives
Join this unique qualification to become a leading, sought-after analyst and disseminator of critical health-related data.
- Postgraduate, NZQF Level 9
- Programme can be completed in one calendar year Available part-time.
Massey’s Master of Analytics (Health) will equip you with the skills to turn data into information that can be used to make policy and business decisions within health-related industries.
This programme has a unique focus on learning how to utilise a multi-system, multi-sector approach to answering national-level health and wellbeing questions.
You may come from an information technology /data science background and have found yourself in the health sector. Or you may be in a health-related role or qualification, but wish to gain in-depth skills in analysis of data. This qualification will help you progress your career.
This is a shortage of qualified people to analyse and turn the large quantities of data being produced, into improved health services and outcomes. This programme has been developed in conjunction with the health industry. Your new skills will be highly sought-after by a wide range of employers.
You will gain an understanding of the nature of the wider health and social context, honing your critical thinking skills and learning to develop health-related research . You will also be able to project manage data and convey complex ideas to a non-professional audience.
Privacy of data is a high-profile issue, especially in the health sector. You'll also learn about the wider legal and ethical systems in which public health operates.
We ensure that your learning is based in a real-world business context including an industry-driven research project. You'll also have access to real-life data through the IDI Analytics Lab.
Careers and further study
Internationally there is clear demand for people with specific health analytics skills. This is predicted to grow.
After completing this qualification, potential roles include:
- business analyst
- investment specialist
- customer insights officer
- database analyst
- business insight executive
- supply management specialist.
A Ministry of Education report found that:
- earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
- five years after leaving study, most young domestic graduates will be earning above the national median earnings
- young masters graduates earn 86 per cent more than the national median
- good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Master of Analytics (Health) you will:
- have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree in the subject in which you intend to specialise, or equivalent, with a minimum B grade average in the highest level courses
- have sufficient background in statistical analysis tools to satisfy the Academic Board that you have the capacity to undertake the programme.
You will provide the following documents:
- Verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
- Provide a current CV showing all relevant work experience with statistical software.
English language requirements
To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
Prior learning, credit and exemptions
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
- review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
- contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
If you do not have the entry requirements
English language and foundation courses
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and qualifications that may help.
Courses and planning
- Part One compulsory core courses – 60 credits
- Part One subject courses – 60 credits
- Part Two project course – 60 credits
- At least 600 hours of approved practica and associated reports
A specialisation (subject) is compulsory and requires 120 credits, including the Applied Analytics project.
There are regulations around completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two.
Courses for this specialisation
Planning your programme
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.
The Master of Health Science is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part, before moving to the second etc.
It is important to note that the MAnalyt programme is specifically designed to be started in Semester 1 with the core pillars of statistics, data mining and econometrics.
The specialist subject courses in Semester 2 allow you to apply the skills learnt in Semester 1 and extend these into their business area of interest. You will integrate all the skills you have learned in the applied project in Summer School.
Maximum time limits for completion
There are maximum time limits to complete postgraduate qualifications. If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the programme if you wish to continue your studies.
Time limits for Honours, Distinction and Merit
Where your qualification is completed within the stated time limit and to a high standard, you may be able to graduate with a class of Honours, Distinction or Merit.
- Look for information under ‘Student Progression’ in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates.
- Contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.
Fees and scholarships
Fees and finance
Fees, student loans and free fees scheme
Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
- Get an estimate of the tuition fees for your qualification
- View a list of non-tuition fees that may be payable
Already know which courses you're going to choose?
You can view fees for the courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.
Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme
You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.
Current and returning Massey students can find their National Student Number in the student portal.
A good fit if you:
- already have a bachelor’s degree in a health-related subject
- have passed a course in statistics or computing
- want to increase your career prospects working with big data in the health industry.
Meet our students
The high calibre of professors and lecturers in the data analytics group and the high international reputation of Massey University made it a university of choice for my study.” Muyiwa Olayemi
The capstone project I did was truly rewarding. It gave me the opportunity to work on real world data, a hands-on experience that is more exciting than just taking exams, or writing reports.” Shun Xie
My study journey with Massey was fun. The courses provided opportunities to explore relevant analytic skills and tools, to meet people in the industry and see how things work in the real-world.” Zoe Poon
Meet our lecturers
Dr Barry Borman has extensive experience in applied epidemiology and perinatal epidemiology, the establishment and operation of health surveillance systems, the uses of national health data sets and record linkage, and the translation of research into policy development and decision making in the health sector. Dr Borman is the Associate Director of the Centre for Public Health Research.Professor Barry Borman
Associate Director/Professor in Epidemiology
Accreditations and rankings
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
Upon completion of the Master of Analytics will receive the globally recognised SAS certification.
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities globally for business administration and finance by ShanghaiRanking.
Key information for students
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Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.
Applying and enrolling
Applying for the programme
Check you are ready
If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.
Choose your programme and click on Apply now
You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.
Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.
Receive and accept an Admission Offer of Place
You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.
Enrolling in courses
You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.
When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:
- prerequisites (courses you have to do before the one you are enrolling in)
- corequisites (courses you have to do at the same time as the one you are enrolling in)
- restrictions (courses that you cannot enrol in if you are completing or have completed another identified similar course)
- location – for instance some distance-based courses still have an on-campus element, so double check that the way the course is taught is suitable for your situation.
Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.
More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.
You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!
If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
What are courses and credits?
What are courses and credits?
Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).
You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.
Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.
There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.
- See the ‘Courses for this programme’ section for the list of courses.
- Courses search
Understanding course numbers
The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.
The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:
- sub-degree courses are '0' (i.e. xxx.0xx)
- undergraduate study begins at 100-level, (i.e. xxx.1xx)
- as you progress through 200- and 300-level courses this number changes to 2 and 3 respectively. The higher the number that starts the second three digits, the higher the level of study.
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Workload and time management
Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.
For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.
In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.
Scholarships and awards
Scholarships related to this programme
- FUJIFILM Business Innovation Global Student Exchange Scholarship
- FUJIFILM Business Innovation Postgraduate Bursary
There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.