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Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Equivalent to 1 year of full-time study
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

The Diploma is designed for graduates already holding a relevant degree in Applied Science, Health Science, Nursing, Science or Technology. However, applicants who have other qualifications and considerable work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in Part I for the Graduate Diploma, all candidates commencing study towards the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health on or after 1 January 2017 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations. All candidates who commenced study towards the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health prior to 1 January 2017 and have completed at least 30 credits towards the graduate diploma may be permitted course substitution beyond the normal limits. The transition arrangements expire on 31 December 2020.

Planning your programme

To plan your study and see what courses are necessary to complete your degree graduate diploma please check the regulations.

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health structure

Study may be full-time or part-time and/or internal or via distance learning.

There is an expectation that students will make up informally or formally any necessary prerequisite knowledge for courses where the student does not hold the necessary prerequisites for the courses required before commencing their study of that course.

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


Compulsory Course (120 credits):
214.213 Toxic Substances Human Health and the Environment
214.215 Food Safety and Human Health
214.216 Environmental and Public Health Law
214.311 Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases
214.312 Environmental Monitoring and Investigative Methods
214.314 Water and Waste Treatment
214.316 Bio-Physical Effects of Noise and Vibration
214.301 Environmental Health Risk Management for Disasters

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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