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Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Health Management

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The Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Health Management offers an advanced qualification in management, which includes a research component of either a supervised thesis or dissertation.

It is suitable for students who wish to pursue a higher-level career in health management. It will provide evidence of in-depth, independent investigation into topics selected by students.

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Research areas and topics

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MHealSc (Health Management) programme structure

Points required 120 points
Duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start date Thesis students can start at any time of the year (1st of the month, as fees are charged for the full month).
Dissertation students start at the beginning of a semester.
Pre-requisite Have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management (PGDipHealMgt), or equivalent, and to have achieved grades averaging B or better and have completed 30 points of postgraduate research methods papers with an average grad of B+ or better.
Structure Two options:
  • Thesis (120 points)
  • Dissertation (60 points) plus Public Health papers to the value of 30 points, plus approved Research Method paper(s) to the value of 30 points

Two options available:

Thesis option

  • Completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management (PGDipHealMgt)
  • Plus thesis (120 points).  Note: Students must have included Research Method paper(s) to the value of 30 points prior to completing the thesis.

Or

Coursework option

  • Completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management (PGDipHealMgt)
  • Plus approved Research Method papers to the value of 30 points
  • Plus further approved Public Health papers to the value of 30 points
  • Plus a dissertation (60 points)

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Research Methods papers

All Masters candidates must complete two relevant research methods papers from the following schedule to the value of 30 points with an average grade of B+, before being eligible to apply for the Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Health Management. 

As there is no room in the PGDipHealMgt qualification to take the research methods papers (30 points) as part of that qualification, they will need to be taken as Certificate of Proficiency (Postgraduate). Those wishing to complete their Masters with Dissertation can then have the research methods papers (30 points) credited to their Masters qualification once they have had their admission approved. Those completing with a thesis will need to take them in addition to their qualification.

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Enrolment in the MHealSc (Health Management)

There are two processes involved in enrolling in the Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Health Management programme:

  1. The first is an internal department process to assess your eligibility and approve the proposed topic of study for your dissertation or thesis. Those interested in master's study should contact their nearest department for further information (see contact details below).
  2. The second is the online application and enrolment process with the University. This involves registration, payment of fees, and course approval. Both must be completed to successfully enrol in the programme.

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Programme Requirements

Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Health Management

Thesis Option
Coursework option
  • Four of:
    • PUBH 713  Society, Health and Health Promotion
    • PUBH 714  Public Policy and Health Systems
    • PUBH 735  The Economics of Health Policy Decision Making
    • PUBH 736  Economic Evaluation
    • PUBH 742  International Health Systems
    • PUBH 744  Healthy Public Policy
  • Approved papers to the value of 60 points from the schedule of papers for the Diploma in Business Administration

  • Further approved papers(s) to the value of 60 points

  • A dissertation (60 points)

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