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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 year of full-time study or up to 4 years part-time study
  • Available for international students via distance learning

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Entry requirements

Candidates must have a completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent and be working in the health industry.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management structure

The PGDipHSM is a 120 credit programme, including two compulsory courses 152.742 Health Systems Management and 157.701 Health Information Management. The remaining courses (60 credits) are to be selected from those listed on the programme schedule.

Successful candidates who achieve at least a B- grade average in the PGDipHSM may apply to transfer into Part Two of the MMgt and complete course 152.894 Professional Practice.

Alternatively, successful candidates who achieve at least a B- grade average in the PGDipHSM may choose to complete the Master of Health Service Management with 120 credits of courses from the schedule including Professional Practice or a Research Report.

This qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if study is completed to a superior/high standard, and where all requirements have been completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study.

The maximum time permitted for completion of this qualification is 4 years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


Compulsory Courses (60 credits)

152.742 Health Systems Management
157.701 Health Information Management

Subject Courses

Select two courses (60 credits) from:
152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations
152.743 Health Law and Policy
152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management
168.711 Health Research Design and Method
178.718 Health Economics

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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