Study Options

Online, Full-time, Part-time


18 months full-time or 3 years part-time


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 Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Health Science.

The Health Science interdisciplinary and inter-professional courses are all offered online, with some supported by two and three-day block courses on the EIT Hawke’s Bay Campus.


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

Courses are designed around knowledge and research relating to key threads of health disparities and the global health needs of populations. The programme provides students 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 learners sharing discussions with each other from their own experiences, enabling all practitioners to advance their knowledge of health treatment, care and prevention of disparities in a truly interdisciplinary sphere.


1. Complete three courses at Level 8 (90 credits) and the Masterate Research Thesis Course at Level 9 (90 credits); OR

2. Complete four courses at Level 8 (120 credits) and Research Methods and Design at Level 9 (30 credits) and Independent

Scholarly Project at Level 9 (30 credits).



  • February
  • July


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Study Pathways

After acquiring a Master of Health Science you could pursue a doctorate qualification through one of New Zealand’s universities. Please ask one of our staff if you’d like to find out more.

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.