MHSc On Campus

Health Sciences Professional Practice - Health and Community

18 months
28126 USD/year
9222 USD/year
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Health Sciences Professional Practice - Health and Community from University of Canterbury draw on their public health expertise to prepare graduates of the Health and Community major with the skills and knowledge to design and implement evidence-based health interventions in community settings.


Health Sciences Professional Practice - Health and Community from University of Canterbury helps students understand how communities contribute to health and well-being to increase the effectiveness of health promotion. 


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Whanau and Community Health 
  • Health Issues in the Community
  • Motivating Behaviour Change
  • Research Approaches for Health
  • Psychometric Theory and Administration 
  • Well-Being, Community and Place
  • Environmental Health 
  • Bioethics 
  • Qualitative Health Methodologies 
  • Quantitative methods in Health 
  • Special Topic: Research related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Integrated Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A previous relevant bachelor's degree, or appropriate health professional qualification, with good grades (normally a B Grade Point Average or better), and approval from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences. 
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28126 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9222 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National students - 12,787 NZD
  • International Students - 39,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 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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