Massey University

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

New Zealand New Zealand

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THE World Ranking: 501

As well as being highly ranked in Development Studies, Education & Psychology, all students graduate with skills that make them highly employable.

  • Choose Massey - For a wide range of study options
  • Home to 5,000+ international students
  • International partnerships in 15 countries
  • A long tradition of teaching & research excellence
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Overview

Massey University is New Zealand’s defining university. It epitomises the creativity, innovation and connectedness that New Zealand is renowned for and has a long, proud tradition of teaching and research excellence.

Massey is home to more than 5,000 international students each year, delivers teaching programmes in seven other countries through Massey University Worldwide, and has international teaching partnerships with tertiary institutions in 15 countries.

Humanities & Social Sciences at Massey

At Massey’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, students can choose from a broad range of fascinating topics. Study programmes focus on people: their beliefs and behaviour, languages and literature, education and well-being, and physical and social environments.

Students can study at one of three levels:

  • Undergraduate - bachelor degrees, conjoint bachelor degrees, certificates and diplomas
  • Graduate - certificates and diplomas
  • Postgraduate - certificates, diplomas, honours degrees, masters degrees and doctorates

Campuses

Students can study at one of three campuses - AucklandPalmerston North, Wellington - or anywhere in the world online by distance learning.

Accommodation

Massey University provides a safe and supportive living environment in which students can realise their academic potential. Whether they want to live on or off campus, fully or self-catered, it can help them find the right accommodation so students can enjoy their university experience. Its student accommodation gives students a sense of community in which students can make lifelong friends from New Zealand and around the world.

Massey cares about student health and wellbeing and provides 24-hour support. All of its on-campus accommodation has Residential Assistants living on-site whose role is to provide a supportive residential community. There is also a varied residential life programme that focuses on community wellbeing and academic support that runs throughout the year including beach trips, horse riding and lots of other fun and exciting activities.

Scholarships

New Zealand Aid Scholarships are available to some international students - find out more.

PhD students pay the same fees as New Zealand students do.

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Academic Units

Undergraduate Study

Graduate Study

Postgraduate Study

Research

Student Speak

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.0

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

90

Undergraduate

80

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Key facts and figures at Massey University

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX

108 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX

6.74% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
Source: THE

501

OVERALL SCORE

35.3%

TEACHING

22.9%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

92.8%

INDUSTRY INCOME

41.5%

RESEARCH

18.9%

CITATIONS

49.1%
QS World University Rankings 2020
Source: QS

287

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

NZ$15,000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

NZ$9,152

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

NZ$29,210

POSTGRADUATE

NZ$27,390

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

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Mariero, Philippines 5

Current PhD Student

The school is the top university for Food Technology. You will be amazed how excellent they are in research and with very good links to the industry. The Manawatu campus houses the Riddet Institute (excellent Food Research Facility) and many more food labs. I love the campus so much, they have a vast pl read full review

The school is the top university for Food Technology. You will be amazed how excellent they are in research and with very good links to the industry. The Manawatu campus houses the Riddet Institute (excellent Food Research Facility) and many more food labs. I love the campus so much, they have a vast playground for sports enthusiast and if you love nature, the place is simply captivating. Also, Palmy is a quiet city, perfect place to study, and there is a free bus around the city! show less

Tchakazulu, Malawi 4

Massey University my international home

I enjoyed, a wide range of things in New Zealand including; being trained, coached and mentored by  lecturers who have passion for excellency at skills and  knowledge transferring. The mode of teaching at Massey is really tailored in such a way that it makes you employable or ready to set own business.  read full review

I enjoyed, a wide range of things in New Zealand including; being trained, coached and mentored by lecturers who have passion for excellency at skills and knowledge transferring. The mode of teaching at Massey is really tailored in such a way that it makes you employable or ready to set own business. So, go to New Zealand for your education if you want to be a person of value in life. The learning and recreational environments are amazing. I did not expect such a warm welcome to a beautiful scenic pacific country. but guess what, I was a 'KIWI' too from the first week of arrival. isn't it amazing? AMAZING experience it Special thanks to everyone who contributed to my success at Massey University. show less

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