Welcome

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauroa.

Health is important to everyone. At the Wellington Faculty of Health, we’re educating graduates who can develop new approaches to improve health and wellbeing and tackle health inequities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. We offer our students an accessible and supportive study experience that enables them to have a tangible impact in our communities.

Our Bachelor of Health provides a foundational understanding of health psychology, health promotion, health services, policy and strategy, the social aspects of health, and how health issues affect populations in New Zealand and internationally.

Developed in response to a nationwide demand for midwives, our Bachelor of Midwifery provides students with a comprehensive and research-informed midwifery education, and they graduate ready to support pregnant women and babies to get the best possible start.

Our postgraduate study options support the health workforce to gain higher qualifications—from Postgraduate Certificate to Doctoral studies—and extend professional understanding and leadership skills in the sector.

There is a strong demand for people with this sort of education in government agencies like the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Development; in local and regional councils and District Health Boards; in iwi authorities and Pacific Island development agencies; and in private sector health organisations. These organisations need people who can see the big picture and can use their skills to ensure New Zealand’s future is a healthy one.

We are building a vibrant and diverse research culture at the Faculty, producing outputs that draw on inter-disciplinary perspectives, seek to inform health policy and practice, improve health outcomes and address health inequities.

Health expertise is found right across the university, including in our specialist schools and centres such as the School of Health, School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice, the Health Services Research Centre and the Centre for Women's Health Research.

As part of New Zealand’s capital city university, we have unique access to government departments and agencies, District Health Boards, NGOs, business, science and community groups to make the most of our insights.

Together, we can make a difference to New Zealanders’ health and wellbeing, and shape a healthy future.