Study Options

Online, Full-time, Part-time


18 months - 3 years


Level 8 - 9

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Investigate improving health outcomes for yourself and your community

The Health Science Postgraduate Programmes at EIT offer a selection of courses designed to meet the needs of health practitioners, health managers and other allied healthcare professionals whose practice has a focus on health. The Master of Health Science is the programme which completes the journey for many of our students from the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Health Science.


The Master of Health Science is a 180 credit programme (one and a half years full-time) which provides the opportunity for health practitioners and managers to advance and expand their knowledge and expertise within an interdisciplinary learning environment.

The Health Science interdisciplinary and inter-professional courses are all offered in a blended manner, with online learning supported by block courses on-campus.

The flexible delivery of this programme allows you to study at your pace, in your place, from locations throughout New Zealand.

Courses are designed around knowledge and research relating to key threads of health disparities and the global health needs of populations. The programme provides you with the opportunity to investigate the worldwide improvement of health, reduction of health disparities and protection against global threats from an international context.

The multidisciplinary and inter-professional context of health science involves everyone sharing discussions from their own experiences, enabling all practitioners to advance their knowledge of health treatment, care and prevention of disparities in a truly interdisciplinary sphere.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Multiple study pathways are available in discussion with your Programme Coordinator, however the most common pathways are:

  • Complete three courses at Level 8 (90 credits) and the Level 9 (90 credits) Thesis course, OR
  • Complete four courses at Level 8 (120 credits) and 60 credits at Level 9, including a choice from a range of research courses, namely Independent Scholarly Project (30 credit), Applied Research Report (45 credit), or Applied Research Dissertation (60 credit).

You will be expected to talk to the Programme Coordinator to confirm your study pathway.

Possible career outcomes include: Allied Health Professional, Health Management, Health Promotion and Research Assistant.

These programmes have also been a pathway for: Health Educators, Naturopaths, Dental Technicians and Sport Scientists.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry Requirements

International Entry rRequirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.