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New Zealand may be a small country, but four of its eight universities are ranked within the global top 400. Studying a Masters in New Zealand will give you access to this excellent higher education system, whilst living abroad in a stunningly beautiful setting.
Famous as a paradise for surfers, skiers, wildlife spotters and now Tolkien fans, New Zealand is also a major research and training hub. Its universities work closely with vibrant cultural industries, pioneering research institutes and busy international business sector.
Masters degrees in New Zealand are modelled on the UK higher education format. They are offered as postgraduate qualifications, delivered as taught courses and / or supervised independent research.
This familiar structure makes it easy to access New Zealand Masters degrees as an international student and ensures that, whilst the skills you acquire will make the most of New Zealand's unique training opportunities, the qualification you gain will be recognised around the world.
Over 57,000 international students study abroad in New Zealand, making up a large proportion of enrolments at its universities.
Traditionally, New Zealand Masters degrees have been two years long. Such programmes include a year of taught coursework, followed by a year of more independent research work.
However, one-year Masters courses in New Zealand are now becoming more popular. These focus on taught units, but often include a research dissertation. Research-intensive programmes remain longer, with courses usually requiring up to two years of full-time study.
International students pay Masters fees in New Zealand at a slightly higher rate. Fees are typically between NZD $20,000 (USD $14,490) and NZD $30,000 (USD $28,890) per year, but will vary between courses and institutions.
Yes, universities in New Zealand deliver their degree programmes in English. Language support may be available to you if English is not your first language, but you may need to demonstrate a sufficient level of proficiency in order to enrol on a Masters in New Zealand.
Unless you are a citizen of New Zealand (or Australia), you will require a student visa in order to study in New Zealand for longer than three months. Proof of enrolment at a New Zealand university will be necessary to validate your application.
Looking for more information about studying a Masters in New Zealand? Our detailed study guides can help. You can read more about New Zealand Masters degrees (including additional advice on universities, course structure, applications procedures and visa requirements) or learn about life as a postgraduate in New Zealand (including advice on accommodation, living costs and working during your degree).
Finally, you can read our comprehensive guide to Masters fees and funding in New Zealand. This covers fees for domestic and international students, along with information on scholarships and other funding opportunities.
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Massey’s Master of Science (Animal Science) will allow you to make a major contribution to animal science. Whether you want to take a first step in a research career or would like a specialised role in livestock or animal industries, a MSc (Animal Science) will give you the skills you need.
Looking for a flexible postgraduate programme with a focus on work-based learning? The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice enables practitioners to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to their work, practice and community.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice is a flexible postgraduate programme with a focus on work-based learning. This innovative new qualification enables practitioners from a range of fields to develop specialist knowledge and skills that are relevant to their work, practice and community.
A future-focused qualification for all practicing educators looking to adopt innovative, research-informed practice.. Postgraduate training for the digital age.
Do you want to become an accountant but you don’t have an accounting degree? If you have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and wish to pursue a professional career in accounting, this postgraduate programme is the fast track to your success.
Are you a social worker, counsellor or community development practitioner who wants to transform your practice in ways that enhance social justice and reduce inequalities? This programme will develop your skills in social practice settings and improve your ability to work confidently with individuals, families and communities.
This unique one-year Master’s programme has been designed for professionals looking to accelerate their career, innovate within their organisation, or start a new business venture during this time of great change.
Want to become a registered architect? If you've already completed an undergraduate degree in architecture, this master's degree provides you with the advanced knowledge and skills to become a registered architect.
Massey University’s Master of Management (International Business) is suitable for those who have found themselves in a role that requires international business expertise, or if you have have studied a different business subject in your undergraduate qualification and want to specialise in this growing area.
It’s a great place for international student to get a world class education whilst still experiencing the relaxed, down-to-earth ‘kiwi’ lifestyle that this part of the country has to offer.