Careers in defence and security

Where could defence and security studies take you?

Massey offers New Zealand's only specialist education in defence and security studies. Our programmes give you real-world knowledge and experience that will make you highly employable.

Defence studies

Defence studies combines the study of modern defence studies and military history with broad and transferable critical-thinking skills. By learning how forces protect the nation and contribute to international peace and stability, you can prepare for a career that’s challenging, rewarding and will help make the world a safer place.
You could work not just for the military, but also in areas such as public education, peacekeeping and intelligence. These roles are integral to the safety of New Zealand, and the demand for qualified people who can fill them is exceptionally strong.

Security studies

Security studies examines security challenges such as biosecurity, conflict resolution and cyber-crime at community and government levels. 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.

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