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 a Praxis 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.

Programme outline

The Master of Professional Practice is a 180 credit, Level 9 qualification which can be completed by either a thesis, a praxis research project or a professional practice project.* You will:

  • 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

Endorsements

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

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 Praxis Research Project or the Professional Practice Project.

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 Praxis Research Project or the Professional Practice Project.

Entry criteria

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a ‘B’ grade average at Level 7 and evidence of relevant practice in a related professional field

Special entry may be granted to an applicant who does not meet all entry criteria, provided the Head of School is satisfied the applicant is capable of undertaking the course of study.

International Students

IELTS 6.5 Academic, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent 

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

* International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)

 

Course Outlines

Master of Professional Practice Course Outline

Course Block dates

Professional Practice Programme Delivery Dates 2021

How to Apply

You can apply online from the Whitireia website.  However, before you start your online application, you will need to have the following documentation available to upload when requested:

  • Completed Course Selection Sheet 
  • Verified ID

Master of Professional Practice Course Selection Sheet

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