Be a force for peace in the world
Advance your security career with the Master of International Security.
The Master of International Security is a multidisciplinary course of study drawing on international relations, strategic studies, political science, religion, area studies, political and human geography, and military history.
The Master of International Security is a 180-credit course. It is right for you if you have completed an appropriate bachelor degree or equivalent and have extensive professional experience in the security sector If you want to develop skills in security management, this is the programme for you. Security management is an increasingly important dimension of government and public policy, with direct benefit to economic security and social wellbeing, so your skills will be in demand.
In the Master of International Security you will learn the principles, theory and practice of international security. You will also carry out independent research and planning in a security context. Our committed and supportive staff will encourage you to pursue your intellectual and professional interests and develop your own area of specialisation. You will also benefit from our close relationships with partner agencies in the security sector. Questions that you will consider on this programme include:
You will gain advanced knowledge in contemporary international security theory and practice; understanding of interagency perspectives; and analytical and communications skills appropriate to the security context.
With the Master of International Security you can expect to advance your career in the security sector in government and non-government agencies, and contribute to international security operations.
This programme will prepare you for a role in any of the fields below:
Help solve the world’s development problems
Broaden your knowledge of the world’s key development issues to shape a positive future for those in need.
Development studies at Massey is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2017.
The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree.
You will gain an advanced understanding of how global economic, social, political and environmental forces affect people and shape different parts of the world. These insights will allow you to recognise where inequalities lie and identify strategies to help overcome poverty and enhance human wellbeing.
Massey University was, in 1989, the first university in New Zealand to offer postgraduate qualifications in development studies. We’ve built on that reputation by developing world-class courses in international development.
Our professors and lecturers are scholars and active researchers, but are also people with experience in development policy and practice in diverse contexts including the Pacific, Asia and Africa.
Graduates of the Master of International Development will be able to:
A career in international development means providing others with the tools they need to enhance their quality of life, bringing happiness to communities in poverty.
Graduates work all over the world for organisations like Red Cross, World Vision and Caritas to provide humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, and peacekeeping. You could work as a development officer, foreign diplomat, development policy analyst, advisor in tourism, health, education, or agriculture, community affairs officer, monitoring and evaluation officer, human rights advisor or advocacy officer.
Postgraduate education will give you the skills you need for a satisfying and rewarding career.
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