How distance learning works

Over the last 50 years, more than a quarter of a million New Zealanders have extended an interest, retrained for a career - or bettered one - by studying at Massey University through distance learning. A growing number of students living overseas are also choosing to study at Massey.

International students wishing to study via distance learning should in the first instance contact the International Office for advice.

Why choose distance learning?
Check out the top ten reasons to study at Massey by distance.
What does distance learning involve?
Distance learning involves studying course material from home and completing assessments. It can also involve coming to on-campus courses or using the online learning environments.
Am I ready for distance learning?
We have provided a series of online tools help you think about the different aspects of studying at a distance and assess your abilities and time commitments. We have also provided previews of what you can expect.
Online learning environment (Stream)
Many of our courses make use of our online learning environment (Stream), allowing you to opportunity to have regular interaction with your lecturer and other students.
Online skills and computer requirements
Find out what online skills and computer requirements you need to study with us.
Frequently used terms
Learn more about the terms you will find in our course guides, handbooks and enrolment books.
Services and facilities for students
We offer support and advice wherever you are studying through a range of student services and facilities including online study resources, an assignment pre-reading service, academic support and more.

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