Postgraduate Diploma Online

Defence and Strategic Studies

Massey University

12 months
21554 USD/year
4789 USD/year
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Build upon your undergraduate interests and develop your research and critical analysis skills. The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Defence and Strategic Studies) programme is offered by Massey University.


With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Defence and Security Studies) you’ll develop enhanced and nuanced understanding of national, regional and international defence and security issues in a joint, interagency and multinational context. You’ll then be able to apply your knowledge and innovative thinking in a practical context as a leader in the defence and security sectors.


Your Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Defence and Security Studies) at Massey University will give you a broad knowledge, and the skills and experience to pursue a successful career in defence and security in New Zealand or internationally. Defence and security studies are a great choice for a career in:

  • civil defence
  • diplomacy and conflict resolution
  • disaster relief
  • peacekeeping
  • policy analysis
  • truce monitoring
  • education
  • journalism and the media
  • management
  • planning
  • politics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • New Zealand National Security
  • Command, Leadership and Management
  • Terrorism
  • Theories in Defence and Security
  • Economic and Environmental Security
  • Intelligence in the International Security Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Defence and Security Studies) you will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent.
  • You will need to have achieved a grade average in your bachelor degree that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation for the postgraduate programme. This normally means that a B- grade average or above is required.
  • You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21554 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21554 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4789 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic students: $6,682.50 - $8,825.20
  • International students: $31,010.00


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