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Health Practice 

University of Auckland

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
29522 USD/year
6372 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Learn the theory and research to equip you for community-based and practice-oriented careers in areas like Health Promotion, Addiction, Population Mental Health and Pacific Health with this Master of Health Practice from University of Auckland.

Visit the official programme website for more information


This Master of Health Practice from University of Auckland is an ideal option for Bachelor of Health Science graduates to achieve a masters qualification in a short period of time. The entry to the programme does not need a medical science background.

Dependant on the specialisation you choose, there are a variety of work opportunities in health services, government agencies, non-governmental organisations and community groups.


Types of jobs for graduates vary according to the specialised area of practice. The specialisation in Addiction Studies can lead to service leadership roles in justice and correctional services and community and workplace services. Health Promotion can lead to roles engaged in developing local and national health policy. Pacific Health could lead to key roles in Pacific community organisations. 

Population Mental Health can lead to jobs in the design and implementation of innovative community and public health intervention for mental health concerns. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Community development project lead
  • Health policy developer
  • Health practitioner
  • Health promotion practitioner

Programme Structure

The programme currently offers four specialisations:

  • Addiction Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • Pacific Health
  • Population Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Taught 120 points

  • You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in a relevant discipline, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher.
  • Relevant disciplines include health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, public health or social work. Degrees that qualify you for registration as a health professional will also be considered.

Taught 180 points

  • You must have completed a relevant undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29522 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29522 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6372 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,310


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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