Professional and Continuing Education

English Language and Foundation Pathways

If you are keen to study at Massey University but do not have the English language or academic requirements for admission, see the pathway programmes offered by the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE). These courses will help you develop the English language, academic and study skills necessary for admission to university and for successful study. If you just want to improve your English, see the Intensive English course details.


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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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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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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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