Lead practice at an advanced level in health and social services. Be an effective leader of inter-professional teams and work with diversity. Apply your study and research to your work. Choose to do a thesis or research project. The programme has an optional endorsement in education or leadership.

Complete a Master’s qualification. Study 18 months full-time or up to 5 years part-time. Lead practice at an advanced level. Work with diverse people. Be an effective leader of inter-professional teams.

 

What you will learn

  • Advance your skills in health and social practice
  • Choose an interdisciplinary qualification
  • Focus on diversity, inter-professionalism, education and leadership
  • Apply your study and research to what you’re already doing
  • Study anywhere in New Zealand - most of your study will be online

 

Programme outline

The Master of Professional Practice is a 180 credit, Level 9 qualification. Students complete via one of two pathways: a thesis or a research project.​ 

 Master of professional practice Pathway


Endorsements

The Master of Professional Practice has two optional endorsements in either Education or Leadership.

 

Education Endorsement

 To achieve the education endorsement, the student undertakes a programme of study with a focus applied for professional practice with a minimum of 75 credits focused on education, including the Level 8 course Professional Education Practice and either the Level 9 Thesis or Praxis Research Project with an Education focus.


Master of professional practice Pathway

To achieve an endorsement in leadership, the student undertakes a programme of study that comprises a minimum of 75 credits focused on Leadership, including the Level 8 course Professional Leadership Practice and either the Level 9 Thesis or Praxis Research Project with a Leadership focus.

 

Entry criteria

Additional Entry Criteria for Health and Social Services Programmes (PDF 1.6 MB)

Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a B grade average at Level 7, and relevant practice in a related professional field.
Special entry may be granted if you do not meet entry criteria, if the Head of School is satisfied you are capable of undertaking the programme.
Student must have access to a fast internet connection.

International students

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7 with no band score less than 6.5, or equivalent.

 

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