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Public Health 

University of Auckland

Master On Campus
12 months
29522 USD/year
5861 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare for a career in the public health sector with this internationally recognised qualification with this Master of Public Health from University of Auckland.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Learn how you can make a valuable contribution to the health and welfare of your community. An ideal programme for students intending a career in disease prevention, surveillance, health promotion, epidemiology and other areas of public health.

You can complete this programme as either a taught or research masters.

The Master of Public Health from University of Auckland  is recognised as Part I of training for Public Health Registrar.


There are many opportunities for employment in the health sector, in New Zealand and internationally. Graduates will find employment in diverse areas including: public health sector, disease and surveillance and monitoring, public health management, health planning and policy making within health care organisations. 

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

Taught Masters (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Requires completion of a Dissertation (60 points) and
  • Advanced level courses listed in the Master of Public Health Schedule (60 points).

Taught Masters (240 points)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • Requires advanced level courses listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Schedule (120 points) and
  • Advanced level courses in Health Informatics, Health Management, Maori Health,  Population Health or Population Health Practice from the Master of Public Health Schedule (60 points) and
  • Completion of a Dissertation (60 points).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits

120 or 240


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/Research 120 points

  • You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in public health at a recognised university (or similar institution) following an undergraduate degree, with a GPE of 5.0.

Taught/Research 240 points    

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university in one of the following subjects: dentistry, health sciences, medicine, nursing, occupational, therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, optometry science, social sciences for public health.
  • You will need a GPE of 5.0. When you apply for this programme you will be asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) on your reasons for wishing to study public health.

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

    5861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5861 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,797.20 – $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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