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Why choose Massey University?

For more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of people in New Zealand and around the world. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand’s defining university.

Innovative research 

Science students with test tubes Massey has a reputation for research excellence on an international scale with inspirational people, stimulating subject matter and extensive resources and support. See reputation and rankings for information about our international rankings.

We offer a wide-ranging academic portfolio designed to satisfy global research needs and pave the way for future generations. We are associated with and receive public funding from leading organisations such as the Marsden Fund, the Health Research Council and the Ministry of Education.

Massey is home to many innovative research initiatives:

Massey and its academic departments host many research centres, providing staff and students with world-class infrastructure and support.

Massey was founded and maintains a strong pedigree as a research-led university. We continue to offer vibrant areas of capability where research excellence is fostered and advanced to address the complex issues faced by the new New Zealand. Find out more about our research themes.

More information about Massey research

Find out more about the range of research expertise at Massey by visiting any of the sites below.

Strong links

Hand holding a globe Massey works closely with businesses and the wider community. These links have helped ensure our postgraduate degrees are highly sought after, with great value and relevance in the marketplace.

Massey University also encourages students to build relationships with external partners by undertaking research projects off-campus. Often this research is with staff in the private sector, the government, and industry research entities, both domestically and internationally.

Recent initiatives include:

Massey is also active in national and regional business incubators that bring together the skills of industry and academia, such as Creative HQ.

Many of the new New Zealand's defining people undertook postgraduate work at Massey. They've gone on to make significant contributions to both New Zealand and the wider world. A postgraduate qualification from Massey could set you on the path to becoming one of New Zealand's defining people.

The support you need

We want to help you succeed in your postgraduate studies, and Massey offers both student services and workshops designed to give students assistance where it's needed. Our student services can assist you with accommodation, health, counselling, recreation, childcare, and other personal services, while our workshops and seminars will help you develop the academic and research skills needed to excel in your studies.

Massey University Science Tower on Manawatu campus Flexibility

We offer three locations for on-campus study, in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. We also have an extensive distance learning (extramural) programme, so you can choose where and when you want to study instead of being forced into regular lectures and timetables. Nearly half of all our students study via distance learning, with about a fifth of them being postgraduate students.