Postgraduate Certificate in International Security

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Entry requirements

Full details can be viewed in the regulations.

Applicants must have:

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree or
  • completed scholarly work in conjunction with extensive relevant professional experience appropriate for admission with equivalent status and admission to Postgraduate Study.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Students who have commenced study towards the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security prior to January 2019 and completed 30 credits may be permitted to substitute a course.  These transitional provisions expire 31 December 2020.

Planning your programme

All requirements must be completed within two years.

Postgraduate Certificate in International Security structure

This qualification is awarded without endorsement.

Students will successfully complete 60 credits from the programme schedule, including the compulsory course 294.720 Security; Concepts and Structures.

Please refer to the ‘regulations’ button for a full list of all courses available in this programme.


These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


Compulsory course:

294.720 Security; Concepts and Structures

Plus 30 credits from a course listed on the programme schedule.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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