Explore your options

Choose a postgraduate qualification in Applied Practice and you’ll create your own pathway from a wide range of courses and disciplines, tailoring your studies to your interests and goals and moving up through the programmes at a pace that suits you.

You can undertake a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Applied Practice with no specialisation, or choose to focus on Social Practice, Health Science, Clinical Research or education (Digital and Collaborative Learning).

Our Applied Practice programmes are ideal for professionals who want to develop their expertise in a specialist area so that they can contribute new knowledge to their profession and community.

You’ll learn through a mixture of core and elective courses and work-based projects, studying in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and learning from highly experienced lecturers with roles in community and national organisations.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMMELEVELDURATIONCAREER OPTIONSSTART DATES
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning)832 weeks part-timeIncrease your teaching expertise in digital technology.March, July, or November
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice8Full-time for six months or part-time for one to four yearsCommunity development worker, Healthcare professional, Not-for-profit manager or community leader, Social practitioner working for a governmental or non-governmental organisation (NGO), Teacher or educational leaderStarts March or July
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Clinical Research)8Full-time for six months plus half-time for six months or part-time for one to four yearsClinical researcher, Clinical teacher, Clinical trial monitor, Healthcare practice leader, Healthcare practitioner, Healthcare professional, Healthcare team leader, Independent clinical researcherMarch or July
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Health Science)8Full-time for six months plus half-time for six months or part-time for one to four yearsAdvanced practitioner, Clinical teacher, Healthcare professional, Healthcare team leader, Hospital managerMarch or July
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Social Practice)8Full-time for six months plus half-time for six months or part-time for one to four yearsCommunity development worker, Counsellor, Not-for-profit practitioner, Social practitioner working for a government agency, Social practitioner working for a non-government agency (NGO)March or July
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice8Full-time for six months plus half-time for six months or part-time for one to four yearsCommunity development worker, Healthcare professional, Not-for-profit manager or community leader, Social practitioner working for a governmental or non-governmental organisation (NGO), Teacher or educational leaderMarch or July
Master of Applied Practice (Clinical Research)9Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six yearsAdvanced healthcare practitioner, Clinical researcher, Clinical teacher, Clinical trial monitor, District health board (DHB) manager, Healthcare practice leader, Healthcare professional, Healthcare team leader, Independent clinical researcherStarts March or July
Master of Applied Practice (Health Science)9Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six yearsAdvanced practitioner, Clinical teacher, Healthcare professional, Healthcare team leader, Hospital managerMarch or July
Master of Applied Practice (Professional Accounting)9Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six years.Assistant accountant, Intermediate accountant, Accounting technician, Provides a pathway to becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA or CPA)February or August
Master of Applied Practice (Social Practice)9Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six yearsCommunity development worker, Counsellor, Not-for-profit practitioner, Social practitioner working for a government agency, Social practitioner working for a non-government agency (NGO)March or July
Master of Applied Practice (Technological Futures)91 year (50 weeks)Innovator, Entrepreneur7 November 2017, 6 March 2018, 3 July 2018, 6 November 2018
Master of Applied Practice9Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six yearsAdvance your practice and contribute to your profession by completing work-relevant research and projectsMarch or July