Master of Public Health

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Improve the nation’s health and your career prospects

The Master of Public Health is a research-focused qualification where you will be able to do your own research under the supervision of experienced public health researchers.

What is it like?

Follow your research interests

The programme emphasises applied research and practical experience. You will be able to conduct research relevant to your public health work, interests and experiences, building on the knowledge learned through your Postgraduate Diploma of Public Health.

Gain invaluable skills

With the Master of Public Health, you will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the public health research literature, reason and act independently in your professional life, and undertake collaborative research within interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral environments.

Transfer your learning to your workplace

You will learn to reason and act independently as a professional working in public health. You will be able to contribute to policy development at local and national levels, and to public health knowledge through scholarly inquiry and publication. You will also be able to apply your cutting-edge knowledge to solving public health challenges.

You will receive a high-quality, comprehensive education and training in public health that will benefit you, your employer, and the health of New Zealanders in general.

A good fit if you:

  • Are an academic wanting a solid grounding in public health
  • Already work in public health - public or private sector – and want to further your career with postgraduate studies
  • Are looking for professional development to apply to your current environment
  • Have an interest in and/or a demonstrated commitment to public health

Careers

A graduate with the Master of Public Health (MPH) will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the public health research literature, reason and act independently as a professional working in public health, and undertake collaborative public health research within interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral environments.

Graduates make contributions to public health policy development at local and national levels and contribute to public health knowledge through scholarly inquiry and publication. They also demonstrate competence in planning and conducting research in public health.

Many of our graduates go on to an academic career in teaching and research.

Join the engine of the new New Zealand

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