Master On Campus

Health Policy, Planning and Service Delivery

12 months
34765 USD/year
10350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Develop a systematic understanding of the key social, political and economic factors contributing to national health challenges and learn to devise solutions based on the most up-to-date research and evidence in the Health Policy, Planning and Service Delivery programme from Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

The health care sector comprises one of the largest areas of total government expenditure in New Zealand .

Learn how best to promote the health of communities and populations, including the most effective strategies for preventing disease, ensuring efficient and high-quality health care, and reducing health inequalities.

Make the most of the University’s links to the district health board (DHB) and government agencies in Wellington and benefit from the expertise of experienced health policy professionals, who will share how they use analysis and evidence to bring about real change that benefits patients and wider society. The Health Policy, Planning and Service Delivery programme is offered at Victoria University of Wellington.


Whether you’re a health professional with a policy background wanting to extend your skills or someone looking to move into this field from another career path, postgraduate study of Health Policy, Planning and Service Delivery can help you achieve your goals.

Develop the skills you need for planning, funding and decision-making roles in central government ministries, crown entities, district health boards (DHBs), primary health organisations (PHOs), local organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and private organisations.

You’ll be equipped for national, district and service delivery policy and implementation roles such as public health adviser, services portfolio manager, health policy adviser, health manager, health educator, health researcher or a project manager.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Health Policy and Planning 
  • Financing, Purchasing and Organising Health Services 
  • Research Methods 
  • Evaluation for Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject with at least a B average
  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34765 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34765 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10350 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international fees : NZ$48,071
  • Estimated domestic fees  : NZ$14,312

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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Health Policy, Planning and Service Delivery
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