Master of Health Sciences (Palliative Care) in University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 2 years

Intake: February

*Fee: $36,600 per year

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UC’s Health Sciences qualifications prepare health professionals, non-clinical members and others interested in the health world. The Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) is a research-inclusive qualification worth 240 points. Students are supervised by some world-leading researchers in the School of Health Sciences.

The MHealSc consists of two parts:

  • Part I: Master of Health Sciences degree is equivalent to the one-year full-time PG Diploma in Health Sciences.
  • Part II: Master of Health Sciences includes thesis
    Palliative care is a speciality that incorporates inter-professional health care provision for people who are living with and dying from active, progressive diseases or conditions that are not responsive to curative treatment. It embraces the physical, social, emotional and spiritual elements of well being and embraces a person’s quality of life while they are dying.

    Career Outcomes:

  • Health professionals
    Eligibility Criteria:


    Students having Bachelors Degree in Health Science or Graduate Diploma may apply for Master of Health Science majoring in palliative care.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS academic with an average score of 6.5
    2. TOEFL (iBT: 90 with at least 19 in listening, reading and writing.
    3. TOEFL PBT: 575
    4. PTE with an overall score of 58 and in communication not less than 50.

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