This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Specialise in Security Studies for your Graduate Diploma in Arts at Massey
The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Security Studies) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in security studies.
Our world provides numerous complex and multifaceted challenges to security. These include:
traditional interstate conflict
the threat of the spread of nuclear weapons
disputes linked to religious differences
control and exploitation of scarce resources
the impact of globalisation and environmental change.
Get prepared for a career in security
Management of threats to security is an important dimension of government and public policy. If you‘re interested in local and global security issues, Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Arts (Security Studies) will give you knowledge in this area.
Security studies is a fast-growing field, and entry-level positions increasingly require a qualification. This graduate diploma will prepare you for roles that are integral to the safety of New Zealand and the globe.
Unique in New Zealand
Massey offers New Zealand’s only specialist education in security studies. It examines security challenges such as biosecurity and conflict resolution, as well as cyber-crime at community and government levels. You’ll develop broad and transferable critical thinking skills.
Learn from the best
Our lecturers have professional and academic experience. Our courses are nationally and internationally respected. They are scholarly and career-focussed, and well-connected with potential employers. The qualification is designed in collaboration with an advisory board of New Zealand’s top defence and security officials.
Once you have completed your Graduate Diploma in Arts (Security Studies), you can then apply for a postgraduate qualification in security studies if you wish.
A Graduate Diploma in Arts in Security Studies is a good fit if you:
want to help keep New Zealand safe
want to make a difference in your community
can look for solutions in tough situations.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Security Studies) you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
International English Language Requirements: