Massey University

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Massey is truly the 'University of New Zealand'. The only multi-campus university in New Zealand, we have 36,000 students in total, including our distance learning students. Since we were founded more than 80 years ago, we have been breaking new ground in all our areas of expertise - business, creative art, health, science and humanities and social science.



Massey University began in 1927 as a small agricultural college in Palmerston North. Under its first principal, Sir Geoffrey Peren, it widened its range and enhanced its reputation. Sir Geoffrey retired in 1958, and in 1964, Massey became a full university. In the last 40 years, it has continued growing, to become New Zealand's largest residential university, spread over three cities.


  • 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.


The Research Support Services at Massey University consists of four clusters that provide policy and operational support to all research related activities within the institution. These functions range from providing support to doctoral and research students, assisting in the development of funding proposals and associated contracting, budgeting advice and project management, providing training and development opportunities for staff and students at all stages of their research career and policy development and implementation to support the Research Strategy.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (21)
Applied Sciences & Professions (6)
Engineering & Technology (6)
Humanities (6)
Agriculture & Forestry (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Journalism & Media (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

Student Life

Student clubs

Massey has seven student associations. Massey student associations aim to make sure that university students enjoy the best university experience possible. They provide leadership to the student body and are also student advocates to the university and wider community.

Palmerston North, New Zealand