Master of Professional Practice

Complete a Master’s. Study 18 months full-time or up to five years part-time. Lead practice at an advanced level. Work with diversity. Be an effective leader of interprofessional teams. The programme has an optional endorsement in education or leadership.

What you will learn

  • Advance your skills in health and social practice
  • Choose an interdisciplinary qualification
  • There’s a focus on diversity, inter-professionalism, education and leadership
  • Apply your study and research to what you’re already doing
  • Most of your study will be online so you can do the qualification from anywhere

Programme structure

The Master’s is a 180 credit programme. You can choose to do a thesis or research project.

Thesis pathway

Compulsory courses

  • Thesis (90 credits)
  • Research methods for health and social practice (30 credits)
  • Advancing professional practice (30 credits)

Electives – choose 30 credits

  • Diversity in professional practice (30 credits)
  • Professional education practice (30 credits)
  • Professional leadership practice (30 credits)
  • Clinical topic (15 credits)
  • Simulation practice (15 credits)
  • Special topic I (15 credits)
  • Special topic II (30 credits)
  • Policy for professional practice (30 credits)
  • Partnering with Māori In health and social practice (30 credits)
  • Working with Pacific peoples (30 credits)

Research project pathway

Compulsory courses

  • Research project (45 credits)
  • Research methods for health and social practice (30 credits)
  • Advancing professional practice (30 credits)

Electives – choose 85 credits

  • Diversity in professional practice (30 credits)
  • Professional education practice (30 credits)
  • Professional leadership practice (30 credits)
  • Clinical topic (15 credits)
  • Simulation practice (15 credits)
  • Special topic I (15 credits)
  • Special topic II (30 credits)
  • Policy for professional practice (30 credits)
  • Partnering with Māori In health and social practice (30 credits)
  • Working with Pacific peoples (30 credits)

Upcoming start dates

  • 24 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

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 the entry criteria, but the Head of School is satisfied you are capable of undertaking the programme.

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

International

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 the entry criteria, but the Head of School is satisfied you are capable of undertaking the programme.

International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 7.0 with no band score below 6.5, or equivalent. 

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $11,916

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $25,700

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    Fee is $25,700 per 120 credits. 180 credits required to complete the programme. 

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

If you have any personal or study issues, we’re here to help.
Windy
Windy, Pasifika Student Mentor

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

The Porirua campus is at 3 Wi Neera Dr, Porirua.

Read more about our Porirua campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Health and Social Services
Offered by:
Te Hau Tapu me te Puna Oranga
Formal programme title:
Master of Professional Practice (with an optional endorsement in Education or Leadership)
Programme code:
HV4562
If you have any personal or study issues, we’re here to help.
Windy
Windy, Pasifika Student Mentor