Take the next step in your nursing career
Massey’s Master of Nursing (MN) prepares you for a range of clinical leadership roles in specialty areas, education, management or research. Our nurse practitioner (NP) pathway is approved by the Nursing Council and meets the education requirements for registration as a NP. You’ll develop advanced knowledge and skills in your field of study through a mix of theoretical and clinical courses.
Most students like you undertaking postgraduate study in Nursing are in full-time practice and study part-time.
Postgraduate courses in Nursing are delivered in 'block mode' with face-to-face teaching in on-campus blocks, web-based teaching, relevant readings and other study material. This is designed to make courses available for those in employment and located at a distance from the university.
Students like you initially enrol in the postgraduate certificate to develop clinical knowledge and skills. You then study towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or progress to a Master of Nursing as preparation for advanced practice roles and/or Nurse Practitioner registration.
You’ll learn from academics and professional clinicians who are highly experienced registered nurses. Their expertise in practice and research drives the development of relevant, up-to-date course content, teaching, and assessment of your work.
There is always plenty of help at hand. Along with contact with your lecturers, Learning Consultants in the Centre for Teaching and Learning are available to support your study and academic writing skills. Each library has a subject librarian who supports you on campus or at a distance.
The Master of Nursing (MN) degree prepares nurses like you for advanced practice roles. Our graduates work as:
Through advanced studies in a specialised focus subject, the Master of Health Sciences offers you an opportunity to pursue research in health sciences.
The Master of Health Science is for graduates who have successfully completed a Bachelor of Health Science with a major and wish to take advanced studies in this area.
If you have completed the Bachelor of Health Science without a major and want to do postgraduate study, you’ll need to obtain permission from the Director of Health Science Programme. Please see the Contact tab.
Career opportunities include public health and promotion of health, consultancy and advisory positions, working with iwi authorities, quality assurance, and research.
The Master of Public Health is a research-focused qualification where you will be able to do your own research under the supervision of experienced public health researchers.
The programme emphasises applied research and practical experience. You will be able to conduct research relevant to your public health work, interests and experiences, building on the knowledge learned through your Postgraduate Diploma of Public Health.
With the Master of Public Health, you will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the public health research literature, reason and act independently in your professional life, and undertake collaborative research within interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral environments.
You will learn to reason and act independently as a professional working in public health. You will be able to contribute to policy development at local and national levels, and to public health knowledge through scholarly inquiry and publication. You will also be able to apply your cutting-edge knowledge to solving public health challenges.
You will receive a high-quality, comprehensive education and training in public health that will benefit you, your employer, and the health of New Zealanders in general.
A graduate with the Master of Public Health (MPH) will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the public health research literature, reason and act independently as a professional working in public health, and undertake collaborative public health research within interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral environments.
Graduates make contributions to public health policy development at local and national levels and contribute to public health knowledge through scholarly inquiry and publication. They also demonstrate competence in planning and conducting research in public health.
Many of our graduates go on to an academic career in teaching and research.
Get an advanced professional counselling qualification
Massey’s Master of Counselling Studies is an advanced professional training programme that will take your counselling career to the next
Massey’s Master of Counselling Studies is an advanced professional training programme. You’ll develop and apply research-informed knowledge and skills relevant to effective professional counselling practice. You’ll also advance your ability to undertake, analyse and use research relevant to your practice and profession.
This qualification leads to provisional membership of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).
Our graduates work as counsellors in education settings, community agencies, or other areas associated with health and social services.