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Master of Health Sciences - Occupational Medicine, MHealSc

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #176 (QS) Online
The Master of Health Sciences - Occupational Medicine from University of Otago allows study at a postgraduate level across a range of health disciplines, and research experience (thesis, dissertation or project) in the student's area of specialisation.


The programme

The Master of Health Sciences - Occupational Medicine from University of Otago encompasses the full breadth of clinical medicine, but also requires practitioners to be highly competent in a range of other specialist areas of practice. 

Managing the health of workers requires not only a good understanding of the hazards that affect the health of workers, and the effect that worker’s health status has on work ability, but also their clinical and operational significance. 

This requires a good understanding of how to assess the scientific literature and its meaning in terms of application.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health, Work and Behaviour 
  • Clinical Occupational Medicine 
  • Managing Occupational Medicine
  • Health and Industry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications close 31 October but late applications not requiring evaluation for credit may be considered until 1 December.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Programme Academic Co-ordinator.

Every applicant shall normally be required to satisfy all of the following:

  • be a graduate in a health-related field or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study;
  • have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences or equivalent with grades averaging B or better;
  • have completed 30 points of research methods at NZQF Level 8 with a grade (or average grade if more than one paper is used to complete the 30 points) of B+ or better; and
  • provide evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25492 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25492 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7236 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National: 11,206 NZD
  • International: 39,478 NZD


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