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Our department is proud to offer outstanding opportunities for postgraduate study and research in public health.

Public health addresses some of the biggest challenges facing our society and tackles questions such as:

  • How do we promote equity and social justice in health outcomes?
  • What are the likely impacts of climate change on health and what can we do about them?
  • How can we address the high prevalence of preventable diseases such as heart disease and some cancers?
  • How can we enable equitable access to health care?
  • What does societal wellbeing mean and what does a healthy society look like?

Regardless of which aspect of public health interests you, it is a field in which you will make a difference.

Together, we can shape the future of Aotearoa, ensuring a healthy environment, people, and communities.

Population Health

Study public health

Our department offers postgraduate programmes that cover a range of disciplines, including Hauora Māori, societal structures and health, healthy public policy, epidemiology, health promotion, environmental health, and health systems.

Our teaching is underpinned by the harakeke strategy, which ensures Māori values are directly addressed throughout the programme.

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Research opportunities in the department

Research in the Department of Population Health

Our researchers work on many important public health issues, both here in New Zealand and around the world. Follow the links below to learn more about our published research and staff expertise.

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Qualitative Conversations

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