MHSc On Campus

Health Sciences - Health and Community

24 months
56942 USD/year
11936 USD/year
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Health Sciences - 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 - 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. 


Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, the social services, or local or central government.

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
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enrol in the MHealSc, you must have completed either a relevant bachelor's degree, an appropriate health professional qualification, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (or equivalent) with at least a B Grade Point Average.
  • Students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (or equivalent) can complete Part II only (a full year of research – 120 points – in a pre-approved topic is recommended, although other options may be available).
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56942 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11936 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National students - 16,560 NZD
  • International Students - 79,000 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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