Master of Health Leadership

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Contact the university / college
July Mar
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 6,093
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 27,989

About this course

This programme (MHlthLd) is for students who are interested in a career where they can play a part in helping to improve the experiences of patients, the health of communities and the operations of health services. As this is a varied field, students will be able to study a wide range of topics from quality in health care to health care economics, public health principles and health informatics principles.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0:

  • Bachelors (honours) degree or postgraduate diploma in a relevant discipline (Taught 120 points)
  • Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline (Taught 180 points)

Another tertiary institution

Completed one of the following with a GPE of 5.0 from a recognised university (or similar institution):

  • One year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (Taught 120 points)
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (Taught 180 points)

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%): 60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.5-15.0
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.7
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 77-82%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0


The MHlthLd can be completed as a 120-point or 180-point taught masters degree, depending on the level of study you have completed.

You can choose one of three specialisations:

  • Health Management
  • International Health
  • Clinical Quality and Safety

Your programme will include a number of core courses, as well as courses specific to your chosen specialisation. You will also complete a 45-point project in health leadership.

The 180-point programme can be completed in three semesters (18 months) full-time or up to 12 semesters (6 years) part-time. The 120-point programme can be completed in two semesters (1 year) full-time or up to eight semesters (4 years) part-time.

The preferred start date is Semester One (late February/early March); however, it is possible to start the Health Management or International Health specialisations in Semester Two (July). The Clinical Quality and Safety specialisation may only be commenced in Semester One.

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