Postgraduate Study

EIT’s commitment to education doesn’t end at graduation; the institution has postgraduate options in Business, Arts, Māori, Computing, Nursing, Health Sciences, Teaching and Social Sciences.

Advance your knowledge with EIT

EIT’s Postgraduate programmes develop advanced knowledge and critical thinking. With a strong applied, real-life focus students have the opportunity to gain the skills today’s employers demand.  In 2019 EIT offers 13 postgraduate programmes which lead to 6 Master’s Degrees.

Whether you are a NZ-based student looking to upskill through part-time study, or an International student looking for full-time study toward a further qualification, EIT has a postgraduate programme for you, where you’ll be supported by experienced research-active lecturers, to demonstrate the skills you need to enhance your basket of knowledge.

Applied Management

Ben Deller, EIT Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management student.

Real life, real learning, real business. 

This qualification is designed to apply an advanced and discursive body of knowledge to your applied management knowledge and gives you the skills to keep current.

This Applied Management qualification combines a masters, post grad certificate and a post grad diploma into a flexible or multi-layered programme designed to extend, deepen, and consolidate your future at the forefront of business and management.

Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology is an 18 month full-time programme that aims to enable students who have a bachelors degree in IT or computing to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in information technology.

This programme has been designed to produce IT graduates who are able to think critically and have a number of high level skills in IT field that can be applied in a wide range of IT situations.

Creative Practice

Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao)/Master of Professional Creative Practice programme is collaboratively offered by EIT’s two iconic creative practice schools: 

ideaschool and Toihoukura. It offers a unique perspective from both the European and Māori creative culture allowing a wide selection of media to be advanced. The programme enables the student to further their creative practice through guided reflection, research and professional practice.

Professional Practice

The Master of Professional Practice allow graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Māori), Bachelor of Arts Honours (Māori), Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) and graduates from related fields to undertake post-graduate learning tailored to individual needs and interests.


EIT’s Master of Nursing programme will enhance your nursing knowledge, skills in critical analysis, constructive synthesis, along with advanced practice and research within your specialty area, particularly in preparation for advanced practice roles.

EIT’s Master of Nursing qualification has been approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a “masters with a clinical focus, including the content for preparation for nurse prescribing” – for graduates to become nurse practitioners.  EIT is one of only five institutions New Zealand wide providing this Nursing Practitioner pathway.


Health Science

The Master of Health Science programme is tailored for health managers and health practitioners, specifically those working for DHBs, PHOs, the fitness industry and sports organisations, as well as social workers, community care workers and allied health practitioners.

The programme revolves around knowledge and research relating to health disparities and the needs of populations; ethical, legal and political dimensions of policy and practice; and interdisciplinary practice to improve healthcare.