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  • MASSEY UNIVERSITY INTERNATIoNAl PRoSPEcTUS

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    Contents 3 Welcome 4 Massey University 6 Research 8 Study at Massey 10 Undergraduate Study 11 Postgraduate Study 12 Scholarships and Financial Aid 14 college of Business 18 college of Humanities and Social Sciences 22 college of creative Arts 26 college of Education 28 college of Sciences 34 centre for University Preparation and English language Studies 35 campus locations 36 Auckland campus 38 Manawatu campus 40 Wellington campus 42 Student Support Services and Facilities 45 New Zealand / Aotearoa 47 Essential Information for International Students 48 Apply to Study at Massey 49 Student Exchange 50 Academic Entry Requirements 53 Application Form

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    Welcome to Massey University Massey University is New Zealand’s defining University and has a long and proud tradition of academic and research excellence. Among New Zealand tertiary institutions, Massey is unique. It draws on a rich history that mixes leadership in agri-food, creativity and innovation across campuses located at Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington with pre-eminence in distance education and a strong record of engagement with industry and the local and international community.

    Since its early beginning, senior Massey academic and research staff have enabled the University to achieve a number of New Zealand firsts. Massey has New Zealand’s only Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, has pioneered and led distance learning and education, and has international recognition in disciplines as diverse as Finance, Agriculture, Food Technology, Design, Science and Engineering, Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Aviation. The University is recognized as

    the nation’s leading teaching university and is host to the National centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

    Each year, around four thousand international students from more than 100 countries find a warm and welcoming environment at Massey and an intellectual climate in which they are encouraged to excel. our students experience research-led teaching, outstanding student support services and high quality facilities. our goal is that all Massey students graduate with the mix of academic excellence and employment-related skills which will see them flourish in their chosen careers in New Zealand or overseas.

    Massey is New Zealand’s tertiary education gateway to the world. We recognize that choosing to leave your own country in order to achieve academic qualifications is a life- changing decision. I would like to warmly invite you to join our University and be part of our diverse and stimulating student community. I want to assure you of our commitment

    to delivering a high quality student experience and assisting you on your path to success.

    Nau mai haere mai ki Te Kunenga ki Pürehuroa. Welcome to Massey University.

    the honourable steve maharey cNZM MA Vice chancellor Massey University

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    Massey University New Zealand’s Defining University

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    AMoNgST NEW ZEAlAND UNIVERSITIES, MASSEY IS UNIqUE. THRoUgHoUT ITS MoRE THAN 80-YEAR HISToRY MASSEY HAS PlAYED A DEFININg RolE IN THE DEVEloPMENT oF NEW ZEAlAND THRoUgH ITS gRoUND-BREAKINg RESEARcH, coMMITMENT To INNoVATIoN AND cloSE lINKS WITH coMMUNITIES AND INDUSTRY.

    Mirroring New Zealand’s development from a primarily agrarian economy to a modern mixed-economy global competitor, Massey was established as an agricultural college in Palmerston North in 1927 and awarded university status in 1964. The Massey Albany campus was established during dynamic growth in the 1990s, and in 1998 Massey’s national portfolio was completed with the addition of the world-class School of Design and conservatorium of Music in central Wellington.

    Today, Massey is one of New Zealand’s largest universities with around 36,000 students enrolled in one of its three campuses, as well as the ‘virtual’ distance learning campus. The three campuses are well established and offer rigorous academic programmes which are complementary to the campus location.

    The University is organised into 30 institutes, schools and departments which reside under 5 academic colleges: Business, creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences. Together the colleges offer more than 200 programmes of study and in excess of 5000 classes, which are delivered by the robust multi-campus and multi-modal structure.

    Massey has witnessed more than a 40 percent rise in the number of PhDs in the past 10 years, with over 1,700 research masterate students and over 1,000 doctoral students. Massey’s success is further illustrated by Ako Aotearoa – New Zealand’s first and only centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, and by its notable achievement in producing the highest number of completed research degrees within New Zealand.

    Internationally, Massey University continues to be ranked among the top three universities in New Zealand. Academic staff in many fields are internationally renowned, and leading- edge research is being undertaken across the academic colleges often in collaboration with other universities, research institutions and industry. Massey has a proud record of using this expertise to work with developing countries, and its focus on technology and business is also meeting new international demands.

    InternatIonal allIances

    Amongst Massey University’s many international partners is china’s prestigious Peking University. other key strategic research alliances include membership of the greater Mekong Subregion Tertiary Education consortium, alongside leading institutions and universities from New Zealand, Australian cambodia, laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Yunnan Province of china.

    offshore DelIvery anD JoInt ventures

    The University is increasing its offshore delivery through the selective launching of key degree programmes, including:

    - Massey’s Bachelor of Aviation Management: Implemented in partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy, and delivered in South East Asia

    - Postgraduate Dispute Resolution programmes: Delivered in Thailand, in partnership with Khon Kaen University.

    - Massey’s Bachelor of Food Technology: Recently implemented in partnership with the Singapore Ministry of Education, and located on the Singapore Polytechnic campus and catering for Asia’s growing demand for food technologists.

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    Research

    Excellence in research and learning is at the heart of everything we do at Massey University. Today, the University has the greatest concentration of research active staff in New Zealand and is amongst the top three New Zealand universities in winning external research income.

    Massey is home to many innovative and diverse research initiatives including: the Double Helix; New Zealand s most powerful nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer; the Epicentre, Australasia’s largest veterinary epidemiology training and research centre, which played a pivotal role in controlling the United Kingdom’s

    foot and mouth epidemic and has more recently been working with agencies in Hong Kong to understand and identify ways of controlling bird flu; the world-renowned Allan Wilson centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution; the Research School of Public Health a multi-disciplinary public health research team; and the Hopkirk Research Institute, a joint venture between Massey and AgResearch to create a world-leading animal health research centre, and the largest physical concentration of animal scientists in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Key areas of research excellence at Massey include: Dairy research;

    Human nutrition; Biotechnology; Structural biology; NMR research; Nanomaterials; Applied and computation mathematics; Social work and social policy; Public health (including Mäori health); Small business research; corporate governance; Educational research and development.

    MASSEY UNIVERSITY IS A RESEARcH-lED UNIVERSITY. WE INTEND To EXcEl IN All AREAS oF RESEARcH UNDERTAKEN BY THE UNIVERSITY, AND BE WoRlD-lEADINg IN THEoRETIcAl ScIENcES WITHIN oUR AREAS oF SPEcIAlISATIoN.

    http://research.massey.ac.nz

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    The University continues to extend overall research capability by providing researchers with world class infrastructure and support, and by promoting collaborative arrangements, innovative research, and technology transfer. Massey’s world-class research facilities include New Zealand’s fastest supercomputer and state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography facility.

    unIversIty research centres

    Massey has a large number of research centres that reflect areas of specific expertise and our significant contribution to research on behalf of the private sector. Each Massey college also hosts their own research centres, please refer to the college pages 14 to 31 for further details.

    - NZ centre for Small and Medium Enterprise Research (Business)

    - centre for Educational Development (Education)

    - National centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence (Education)

    - Research centre for Mäori Health and Development (Humanities/ Social Sciences)