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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Māori Health)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Note: Not all courses are available in any one year
  • Not available for international students

Become a confident and dynamic health advocate

With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science’s (Māori Health), you can take your undergraduate study of Māori Health further. Explore the gains made in Māori Health, and the potential to further develop the health and wellbeing of Māori communities.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science parent structure.

What is it like?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Māori Health) is for graduates who have successfully completed a Bachelor degree with a major of Māori Health and wish to take advance studies in this area.

An understanding of how to improve Māori health is key to shaping the social, political and economic future of our nation. If you want to elevate the health and wellbeing of Māori communities, then this programme is for you.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Māori Health) can give you the courage to challenge approaches that perpetuate further disparities in Māori Health. You will develop further insight into Māori Health, through an equity lens, Tiriti-based practice, strategic Māori development, and rangahau. You will also research innovative ways to advance Māori Health.

As a graduate of this programme, you should be able to:

  • Actively participate in Māori Health and the wider domains of health and health care education, promotion and practice
  • Offer leadership, direction and guidance in Māori Health
  • Broaden understandings and perspectives on health in relation to Māori
  • Value and uphold the spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Contribute in a considered and scholarly way to public debate on Māori Health matters
  • Specialise and be recognised/accredited in Māori Health.

A good fit if you:

  • Are committed to ensuring equity of health outcomes for Māori and Tiriti-led health care practice
  • Aspire to elevate the health and wellbeing of Māori communities
  • Are innovative and dynamic


The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Māori Health) will expand graduates’ advancing careers in Māori Health in areas such as:

  • Promotion and advocacy
  • Management and leadership
  • Advice and consultancy
  • Policy and quality assurance
  • Research and publication
  • Governance

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