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Master of Health Science in Psychology

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Campus:
AUT North Campus
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Course details

Summary

The Master of Health Science is an advanced postgraduate qualification for health practitioners who want to further their knowledge through research to advance their career.

The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.

Further your career with the Psychology specialisation in the Master of Health Science. Focus on counselling psychology or rehabilitation psychology, and research an area of your interest through your research project or thesis.

The Master of Health Science is an opportunity for psychology professionals to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of their interest. You study in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and develop research skills.

Staircasing options from the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science are also available.
Key features:

  • Focus on counselling psychology or rehabilitation psychology
  • Prepares you for further study in the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology or Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Explore a topic of your interest through your research project or thesis

Entry criteria

An applicant must have completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher, or equivalent:

Bachelor of Health Science
Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Alternatively, students can negotiate a research or individual pathway with the Associate Dean Academic.

Other requirements

  • Provide evidence of having completed an acceptable undergraduate research paper or equivalent
  • An applicant may be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice
  • An interview may be required
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation
  • An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology must have the personal qualities that show suitability for this programme, and may be required to attend selection interviews
  • An applicant for the Master of Health Science in Psychology will be required to supply references and satisfy a police vetting process

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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