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Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 year full-time study or up to 4 years part-time study
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent and admission to Postgraduate Study.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health structure

Courses to the value of 120 credits selected from the programme schedule, comprising 90 credits of compulsory courses and 30 credits of electives.

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 (90 credits):

231.725 Foundations of Public Health (15 credits)
231.726 Health Systems and Policy (15 credits)
231.728 Public Health Intervention Management (15 credits)
231.729 Public Health Research and Evaluation (15 credits)
231.730 Epidemiology and Statistics 1 (15 credits)
231.731 Epidemiology and Statistics 2 (15 credits)

plus 30 credits selected from courses listed on the programme schedule

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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