Professional and Continuing Education

University preparation with PaCE

English language

Massey offers a world-class English language programme for students preparing for university study, IELTS or general English. Students can join the programme throughout the year and are taught in small groups by experienced, well-qualified lecturers.

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University preparation

Good preparation is essential for successful university study. Massey University gives you a head start. We offer advice on research, academic writing and study skills, as well as a selection of English language courses.

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English language at Massey with PaCE


IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used. The test covers four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

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Short courses

Short courses

PaCE offers fully customised professional development courses, continuing education and training packages. We can also use our expertise to design and deliver courses and services to meet your needs.

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International study

International study tours

Massey is one of New Zealand’s most experienced international short course providers. We can tailor study tours, delegations, immersion courses and other study visits to meet the specific learning needs of individuals and groups.

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Areas of expertise

Massey University was founded as an agricultural college over 80 years ago and has a very strong history, particularly in the areas of agriculture and food.

Today, we also lead the way in areas like creative arts, dispute resolution, education, executive development, food technology, health and whanau development. We also have over 50 years experience in distance learning.

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Professional and continuing education

Whether you are developing your career, preparing for university study or committed to continued learning, Massey University has a range of high-quality courses to suit your needs. As New Zealand’s only multi-campus university and with a comprehensive distance-learning programme, we are easily accessible. We also have extensive experience in tailor-making courses.

Whatever your needs, we can help you achieve your personal and professional learning goals.

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