Shape community. Change society.
Gain an internationally-recognised qualification from one of New Zealand's leading postgraduate research universities.
Each qualification has a number of papers, some of which are compulsory (core). You can choose the remainder of your papers.
Each qualification leads onto the next, so you can continue your journey in the study of public health.
Gain the skills to work in a range of areas in the wider health sector, including government and non-government organisations – or to progress on to our postgraduate qualifications.
A perfect place to start postgraduate study. Some students, particularly those already working in the health sector, may wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification in public health but do not wish to undertake a diploma or master's qualification. The postgraduate certificate provides such students with an appropriate qualification.
The structure of the programme allows you to undertake specific endorsed areas of study to complement your areas of interest or work expertise.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH) is a broad-based qualification which is highly sought after by a range of employers.
It is relevant and practical, with graduates being able to identify and understand public health issues, and – depending on which optional papers are taken – gain the skills to analyse and use health data, design appropriate health promotion strategies, plan and evaluate public health interventions, work collaboratively with professionals and the community, appreciate resource allocation and cost issues in health, and uphold ethical standards.
THE DPH endorsed in Heath Promotion is recognised by the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand for providing advanced knowledge and undertstanding of the Nga Kaiakatanga Hauora mo Aotearoa Heath Promotion Competencies for Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a supervised degree which enables you to work in close association with active researchers.
You will have the opportunity to research a major public health problem, from the development of your research project through to the interpreting and reporting of your results.
A PhD in public health offers you the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community. The possible topics for PhD study are numerous and diverse.
You are welcome and encouraged to contact one of our campuses to discuss possible PhD opportunities.
Postgraduate study in public heath is underpinned by the harakeke programme. It ensures Māori values, content, public health action, and support are integral for all involved in the programme. The programme includes a compulsory paper in hauora Māori; a paper in hauora Māori policy, practice, and research; hauora content in many other papers; strong Māori teaching team support to Māori students; and Māori support to Māori students.