PhD candidate

Training and support

The PhD/Higher Research Degree Programme at Massey University is designed to provide additional support and developmental opportunities to Higher Research Degree candidates in preparation for life post completion of their degree. It has been guided by the VITAE Researcher Development Framework (RDF).  

As you look through the programme, we hope you will appreciate the broad range of opportunities now available for candidates to invest in not only for the completion of their thesis, but also looking towards career development while at Massey University.

     PhD/Higher Research Degree Programme

Programme link to come...

     PhD Programme Against Vitae (RDF) Skills and Abilities

The diagram below cross references the seminars and workshops offered by the applicable skills and attributes within the four domains of the VITAE development framework.   PhD Programme Against Vitae.pdf (58 KB)

     Resources for PhD Candidates

Massey University is committed  to ensuring that support, training, and resources are available to help students develop a community of best practice and reach their fullest potential.

Please refer to the Helpful resources and packages section for research resources and software packages available to Massey University students.

     Contacts for PhD Candidates

The Graduate Research School is a unit of Research and Enterprise, and is located on the Manawatū Campus (Palmerston North).

If your enquiry is about:

Physical/courier address

Researcher Development/Graduate Research School
Research and Enterprise
Massey University 
Courtyard Complex, Tennent Drive
Palmerston North 4474
New Zealand

Postal address

Researcher Development/Graduate Research School
Research and Enterprise
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

Dean's Awards 

The Dean's Awards is a list of theses examiners deem to be of exceptional quality including research and analytical content, originality, quality of expression and accuracy of presentation.

This is an outstanding honour and the candidates theses are considered amongst the best in their fields.  

Recipients of the Dean's Award can be viewed here.

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