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Master's and PhD Qualifications in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice

Master's Qualifications

The Master of Primary Health Care (MPHC) degree is is a nationally recognised interprofessional advanced qualification for health professionals engaged in the delivery of primary health care. It provides an appropriate advanced interprofessional qualification for students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC).

A master's research thesis or master's portfolio programme can be designed and completed on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with a supervisory team. There are a total of three different ways of completing this 120 point degree:

  1. Solely by thesis – students must have already completed an approved 30-point research methods paper
  2. Solely by portfolio – students must have already completed an approved 30-point research methods paper
  3. By submitting a shorter (90 point) portfolio and completing an approved 30-point research methods paper

Please click on the following link for further information on the Portfolio Option

For further information on Masters/ PhD study please contact: primarycare.higherdegree.uow@otago.ac.nz

PhD information

Visit the Postgraduate Office PhD webpage for further information.

Recent and Current Student Research

Read about what our students have been researching recently

Wellington General Practice Research Trust Postgraduate Study Fees (WGPRT) Scholarship

Applications close 31 October each year.

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