Postgraduate research

Student in the library

We enjoy a large and vibrant postgraduate presence in the School of People, Environment and Planning. Students work within their programmes of study but also collaborate across various programmes.


Students are encouraged to contribute to a School Postgraduate Seminar Series, as well as with initiatives like the Anthropology Postgraduate Conference. We use video-linked rooms to connect students studying at the Auckland and Manawatu campuses. Distance students often join those on campus through video conferencing.

Thesis writing

Help on how to prepare for writing a thesis is offered to prospective postgraduate students in September. We also run an advanced thesis workshop in May for students who are already working on their theses. The PEP Postgraduate Stream website provides a portal for ongoing communication and sharing of resources. Log in to Stream.


Postgraduate students are provided with a study space alone or in a shared room. A common lunch and tea room, shared computers, wireless internet and a photocopier and printer are available.


Records of completed masters and doctoral theses are kept by the school, and many are available in the Massey University Library.

Funding for research may be available if your project meets the school guidelines and funding priorities. See Graduate Research Fund.

Paid marking and tutoring opportunities are sometimes available to suitably qualified postgraduate students through various taught programmes.

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