12 months
31791 USD/year
6311 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics) from University of Auckland provides the opportunity for health professionals to advance and expand their knowledge within an interdisciplinary learning environment. 

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The Master of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics) at University of Auckland  is a programme designed to provide the specialised postgraduate training required to enable graduates to seek registration with the New Zealand Dietitians Board in order to practise as a Dietitian in New Zealand, and to provide safe and competent dietetic care in a variety of health and community settings. Dietetic care includes the provision of safe, enjoyable, nutritionally adequate and appropriate food and fluids to meet individual and population nutritional needs.


The MHSc will provide you with specialist skills that will open up opportunities into specific healthcare occupations. Most graduates will continue to work in their health professions, but the MHSc will enable them to pursue leadership in those areas. 

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical nutrition: disease pathophysiology and management
  • Professional Skills
  • Research Methods in Health
  • Foundations of Māori Health
  • Nutrition Interventions in Public Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

120 or 240


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Taught/Research 120 points

  • You must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (or an equivalent qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health) with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.
Taught/Research 240 points   
  • You need to have completed a relevant undergraduate degree, such as a degree in dentistry, health sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, optometry science, social sciences for public health, or social work.
  • You will need a GPA of 5.0 in your final year of study.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31791 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31791 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6311 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6311 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: NZ$8,797.20 – $9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,310

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 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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