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Postgraduate qualifications offered by the Department of Psychological Medicine

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Postgraduate qualifications for mental health professionals

Advance your career with evidence-based knowledge directly relevant to your area of clinical practice. We’ll equip you with the skills and expertise that will enhance the care you provide – while offering you superb professional development opportunities. Learn from experts in a range of disciplines – nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers – who focus on promoting recovery for those using mental health services. And study at your own pace, with on-campus study blocks and online learning, and access to extensive student support services.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)

  • Addiction and Co-existing Disorders
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing (Advanced Mental Health)
  • Nursing (Specialty Mental Health)
  • Perinatal Mental Health

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)

  • Addiction and Co-existing Disoders
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mental Health

Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc)

  • Mental Health

PhD

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research-only qualificaiton usually completed in three years’ full-time (or the equivalent in part-time) study. The PhD has its own admission processes, different to other qualifications listed on this page.

Potential research topics in the Department of Psychological Medicine
More about PhD study at the University of Otago, Christchurch

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Postgraduate qualifications for graduates of other discplines

If you have any bachelor’s degree and an interest in mental health, join us at New Zealand’s largest and most influential centre for mental health research. We offer unrivalled access to three decades’ worth of clinical research data, and the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned clinical researchers to improve mental health within New Zealand and around the world.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)

  • Nursing (Advanced Mental Health)
  • Nursing (Specialty Mental Health)
  • Perinatal Mental Health

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)

  • Mental Health

Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc)

  • Mental Health

PhD

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research-only qualificaiton usually completed in three years’ full-time (or the equivalent in part-time) study. The PhD has its own admission processes, different to other qualifications listed on this page.

Potential research topics in the Department of Psychological Medicine
More about PhD study at the University of Otago, Christchurch

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