University profile

Massey University

2016/17 edition

About Massey University

Worldwide reputation

Massey University's teaching and research departments are divided into five colleges.

Massey's colleges offer papers in more than 40 academic subject areas, extramurally and at our three campuses in the North Island of New Zealand. College research teams and individuals continue in Massey's proud tradition of research that contributes to economic prosperity and social wellbeing.

Massey Business School

The Massey Business School is one of New Zealand’s leading and largest business schools. We offer world-leading, relevant, flexible, research-led tertiary education, that prepares students for the first job - and beyond. As a business you can access our relevant and topical research and services to help your organisation grow. We are benchmarked by the AACSB as among the top five per cent of business colleges globally Whether you are interested in postgraduate learning or starting your first degree, our research-led teaching will help you gain a relevant, comprehensive business qualification. We have the most extensive range of distance-learning offerings of any New Zealand business school and we welcome many international students.

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PG subjects available

For a list of all courses offered at Massey please take a look at our programmes list

Facilities and support arrangements

Specialised sport facilities

Our world-class sports facilities are available to staff, students and local communities, and include an all-weather equine arena, an all-weather athletics track, as well as the Sport and Rugby Institute’s three floodlit rugby fields and training areas. Massey University Academy of Sport is the Sports Scholarship Programme for developing athletes studying at the University. The academy provides key support services that cater to each members individual needs. The university’s sport and recreation facilities are available on the three campuses in Albany, Manawatu and Wellington. These facilities are available to students, staff and local communities to meet a range of recreational and sporting needs.

Innovative research


Inspirational people, stimulating subject matter and extensive resources and support: Massey has a reputation for research excellence on an international scale.

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:

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.

Fees, funding and costs


We have almost 300 scholarships especially for our postgraduate students. Most of our scholarships are available to students from within New Zealand. However, significant scholarships are also available for international research students. For further details see the Scholarships and awards web pages.




The Auckland campus, located in Albany in Auckland's North Shore, enables you to undertake postgraduate work and research with national companies and major community services providers. Key partnerships include:

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The Manawatū campus in Palmerston North is Massey’s original home and remains our research engine room. The Manawatū campus has two locations:

  • Turitea, set among established trees and beautiful gardens
  • Hokowhitu, on the city side of the Manawatū River

It is also home to New Zealand’s only school of Veterinary Science, the New Zealand Rugby Institute, and the world-leading EpiCentre.

The Manawatū campus is also adjacent to several government-owned research centres, including AgResearch, the Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand (HortResearch), The New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research, and Landcare Research of New Zealand.

The research headquarters of New Zealand’s largest company, Fonterra, is directly across the road from the Turitea campus. Their specialised and extensive facilities and highly skilled research staff extend the range of facilities and expertise that is available to postgraduate students studying on this campus.



Massey’s Wellington campus is in the heart of the capital city, the centre of New Zealand’s geographical, political and cultural life.

Massey Wellington’s academic portfolio covers many internationally recognised programmes. The campus is also home to the Centre for Public Health Research and the Sleep/Wake Research Centre. In conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington, Massey also hosts the New Zealand School of Music, the pre-eminent provider of music education programmes in New Zealand.

Distance learning


Massey’s distance learning programme provides the flexibility many students need to fit changing lifestyles. Study when, where and how you want to - wherever you can be reached via the internet, post or telephone. It’s a formula that’s been successful for 250,000 students over the past 35 years.

With more than 3,000 distance learning papers to choose from, including many at postgraduate level, you can choose to study while you work, raise a family or explore the world.

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