Health – Master of Analytics

Join this unique qualification to become a leading, sought-after analyst and disseminator of critical health-related data.

Where you can study

Auckland campus
Distance and online

International students

International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.

Definition of New Zealand citizens and residents

Open to international students studying online from outside New Zealand

Specialise in Health for your Master of Analytics at Massey

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 qualification 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 qualification 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.

A Master of Analytics in Health is 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.

Planning information

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.

The Master of Analytics (Health) 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 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.


As part of this qualification, you will need to complete a minimum of 600 hours in an approved practicum and associated reports as required by the following course:

115801 Applied Analytics Project (60 credits)

115802 Applied Analytics Project Part 1 (30 credits) and
115803 Applied Analytics Project Part 2 (30 credits)

Official regulations

To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.

You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Returning students

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 qualification 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 qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.

Courses you can enrol in

Course planning key

Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.

60 credits from

Course code: 250701 Quantitative Methods in Public Health 30 credits

The course provides advanced training in the selection and application of quantitative methods in public health. Topics will include: the analysis of national, regional and local health data systems, coding of disease and injury, survey design and analysis, sampling and questionnaire development, critical evaluation of statistic literature, bivariate and multivariate methods for analysing continuous and discrete public health data, and privacy and ethical considerations in the storage and analysis of health data. The course will involve using the software packages such as SAS and Stata as well as online statistical analysis software.

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Course code: 250703 Health Communication 15 credits

This course examines the primary factors that influence the effective communication and adoption of positive health behaviours by individuals and communities. Students will review: micro and macro-level theories of health communication; audience engagement and persuasion; the impact of evolving public attitudes to health knowledge; innovative methods for health communication.

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Course code: 250706 Applied Health Analytics 15 credits

This course provides students with the analytical, writing and communication skills and tools to formulate a project to investigate a client’s research question.

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Entry requirements

Admission to Massey

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Analytics you will:

  • have sufficient background in statistical analysis tools to satisfy the programme coordinator that you have the capacity to undertake the qualification; and
  • have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, with a minimum B- grade average in the higher level courses, or equivalent: or
  • have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree, and have completed at least two years' experience in a relevant field of work or professional activity, or equivalent.

You will provide the following documents:

  • copies of all official academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
  • current CV showing all relevant work experience with statistical software.

English language requirements

To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

English language skills

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

Fees and scholarships

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.

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.

Scholarship and award opportunities

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Fees disclaimer

This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax, if any. Before relying on any information on these pages you should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice.

Careers and job opportunities

Internationally there is a clear demand for people with specific health analytics skills. This is predicted to grow.

Potential roles

After completing this qualification, potential roles include:

  • consultant
  • business analyst
  • investment specialist
  • customer insights officer
  • database analyst
  • business insight executive
  • supply management specialist.

Earn more

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.

International students

New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated 5-star plus by the QS World University Rankings.

What our students say

“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

Master of Analytics (Health)

“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

Master of Analytics (Health)

“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

Master of Analytics (Health)

Accreditations and rankings

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.

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SAS Analytics

Graduates of our Master of Analytics receive the globally recognised SAS certification.

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ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration

Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand for business administration by ShanghaiRanking.

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