Graduate Diploma in Arts (Security Studies)

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Kick-start your career in security

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Security Studies) will give you the equivalent of an undergraduate major in security studies without completing a second bachelor’s degree.

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What is it like?

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Security Studies) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in security studies. You can then apply for a postgraduate qualification in security studies if you wish.

Our world provides numerous complex and multifaceted challenges to security. These include traditional interstate conflict, the threat of the spread of nuclear weapons, disputes linked to religious differences, control and exploitation of scarce resources, and the impact of globalisation and environmental change.

Get prepared for a career in security

Management of threats to security is an important dimension of government and public policy. If you‘re interested in local and global security issues, Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Arts will give you knowledge in this area.
Security studies is a fast-growing field, and entry-level positions increasingly require a qualification. This graduate diploma will prepare you for roles that are integral to the safety of New Zealand and the globe.

Unique in New Zealand

Massey offers New Zealand’s only specialist education in security studies. It examines security challenges such as biosecurity, conflict resolution and cyber-crime at community and government levels. You’ll develop broad and transferable critical thinking skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to do an internship with government agencies such as Customs or the New Zealand Police.

Learn from the best

Our lecturers have professional and academic experience. Our courses are nationally and internationally respected, scholarly and career-focussed, and well-connected with potential employers. The programme is designed in collaboration with an advisory board of New Zealand’s top defence and security officials.

A good fit if you:

  • Want to help keep New Zealand safe
  • Want to make a difference in your community
  • Can look for solutions in tough situations

Careers

With a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Security Studies) you’ll graduate in high demand.

By learning how people, property and information are protected, you can prepare for a career that’s challenging, rewarding and will help make the world a safer place. Knowledge of security can be applied to a range of professions and vocations such as:

  • Government or non-government agencies
  • Commercial companies
  • Security
  • Business
  • Foreign affairs
  • Trade, law
  • Intelligence
  • Border protection
  • Law enforcement
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