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Study your masters in New Zealand

Gaining a masters degree in New Zealand will not only make you competitive in the world today, but for whatever the future brings. That’s why The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked us first in the world for preparing students for the future.

What makes New Zealand different?

  • The New Zealand style of learning emphasises problem-solving and critical thinking. These are essential skills for the global workforce.
  • Real-world projects, internship opportunities and industry links will help ensure you’re work-ready when you graduate.
  • You could complete your masters in 18 months. Our tailored programmes offer the flexibility to accelerate or extend your programme depending on your previous experience and career trajectory.
  • All eight of our universities are ranked in the top 3% in the world.

Whichever university you choose to study at, you can be assured of a globally competitive qualification that will set you up for your future career.

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“The research skills I’ve developed in my master’s degree help me understand everyone’s perspective when working in a team and find the best possible solution.”

Ayush Naurla | Software Developer at Invenco Group Ltd. Master of Health Informatics, AUT
Nishant Negi

“The lecturers were amazing and approachable. They were always available to help students. The University of Otago has the perfect environment to enable students to learn and grow.  The skills and knowledge gained at Otago enabled me to find employment.”

Nishant Negi | Fraud/AML Intelligence Specialist at ASB Bank. Master of Business Data Science, University of Otago
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“My professors are the pillars of the course because they are very kind and helpful. We can contact them by flicking them an e-mail and they are available as soon as possible to clarify.”

Suganya Kamaraj | Master of Science in Food Innovation, Lincoln University
Goutham Rajendran

“As an aspiring pharmacy graduate from India, I wanted to extend my knowledge in drug development and Victoria University of Wellington just had a course to fulfil my aspiration. The University connects to many companies and institutes in providing worthy internships for the students as it makes the students future ready.”

Goutham Rajendran | Master in Drug Discovery and Development, Victoria University of Wellington
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"The Waikato MBM upgraded my business skill set and made me think more independently. By working with people from many different cultures, I've been able to learn from their strengths and worked on developing those qualities in myself."

Harpreet Singh | Master of Business Management, University of Waikato
Tanima Mahadevan

“The structure of my masters degree is designed in such a way that it helps me prepare for working in industry. There is a compulsory internship at the end of the programme that helps me gain relevant New Zealand experience, which is amazing.”

Tanima Mahadevan | Master of Information Technology, The University of Auckland
Megha Sharma

“The campus has a 3D printing workshop and a digital fabrication lab, which makes design explorations easy. The course requirements are laid out in compliance with vocational training and industry requirements rather than theoretical material. This opens up the scope of getting a job in the real industry once you have gained the degree.”

Megha Sharma | Master of Design, Massey University
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“It is great to be a part of University of Canterbury as it is one of the top universities in my chosen faculty. It has an internationally recognized seismic reputation with distinguished professors who are experts in the field.”

Basil Sabu | Masters in Earthquake Engineering, University of Canterbury

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