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Professional development


Massey’s defence and security research is advancing the security of Aotearoa New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world.


Careers in defence and security

Find out how New Zealand's only specialist education in defence and security studies at Massey can advance your career. It’s not just about the military – our programmes give you real-world knowledge and experience that will make you highly employable in many fields.


Meet our graduates

Defence and security scholarships and internships

  • Freyberg Scholarship (New Zealand Defence Scholarship)
    This scholarship encourages graduate study in areas relevant to national security in the widest sense.

  • Asia NZ Research Grants
    The Asia NZ Foundation offers three annual grants of $5,000 to support postgraduate research into contemporary issues in the Asia region. The grants are for new research that promotes discussion on matters relating to Asia and New Zealand with implications for foreign and trade policy.

  • New Zealand Internship Programme
    This programme places research students into a variety of New Zealand security agencies to undertake a real-world research project.

Internship profile

Ash Walker completed her internship in the Police National Prevention Centre. Her research explored opportunities for New Zealand Police to reduce family harm through routine service of protection orders, traditionally done by court bailiffs.

Ash Walker
Intelligence analyst, National Intelligence Centre
Master of International Security

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Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in defence and security studies at Massey.

Centre for Defence and Security Studies

School of People, Environment and Planning

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Defence and security connections

We work with the following organisations to ensure our graduates have the skills to make meaningful contributions to New Zealand, regional and global defence and security.