Master of Public Health

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

About this course

This programme (MPH) is for those who intend to pursue careers in disease prevention, surveillance, health promotion, epidemiology and other areas of public health. Students can choose to complete this programme as either a taught or research masters.

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:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (Taught 120 points)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or equivalent with approved thesis topic and supervisor (Research 120 points)
  • Bachelors degree in a relevant subject (Taught or Research 240 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 in in public health (Taught 120 points)
  • One year of postgraduate study in in public health with approved thesis topic and supervisor (Research 120 points)
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (Taught or Research 240 points)

Note:

Students who opt for Taught or Research 240 points pathways will be asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) on your reasons for wishing to study public health

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

Curriculum

This programme has two pathways: Taught (120 or 240 points) and Research (120 and 240 points).

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).

Research Masters (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Choose a Thesis (120 points)

Or

  • A Research Portfolio (90 points) and
  • Advanced level courses listed in the Master of Public Health Schedule (30 points).

Research Masters (240 points)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • Choose a Thesis (120 points) and
  • Advanced level courses outlined in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Schedule (120 points).

Or

  • A Research Portfolio (90 points) and
  • Advanced level courses covering topics in public health, epidemiology and best practices in health listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Schedule (120 points). And
  • Advanced level courses listed in the Master of Public Health Schedule (30 points).

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