PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Defence and Security Studies
- 课程级别：博士学位/Doctoral Degree（10级）
- 学费：$7,099 NZD Per Year
- Graduate Research School - develop your research skills from project management to writing a research funding application.
- The Centre for Teaching and Learning - improve your study skills with writing support workshops.
- Massey Library - develop as a researcher, including learning strategies for getting published and data management.
- The coherence and effectiveness of national mandates in Afghanistan
- Cyber warfare and international law
- Towards a New Zealand security strategy
- Security sector reform
- The strategic consequences of private military security companies
- The evolution of the terrorist cell structure
- New Zealand SAS in Borneo and Vietnam
- Intelligence in the New Zealand Land Wars
- Historical and Evolutionary Study of Irish Terrorist Cells c. 1881-1896
- 授课校区：Wellington Campus
Massey’s Doctor of Philosophy is a prestigious research qualification essential for a rewarding academic career in any research institution or university. It’s the highest supervised degree Massey University offers.
To do a PhD you need to have a passion for your subject, and pursue it to the limit.
The degree is awarded for a thesis that demonstrates the candidate's ability to carry out independent and original research that provides a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study.
Candidates can complete a thesis with publications or a monograph, depending on the supervisor’s advice. The programme is expected to be completed within three to four years full-time or six years part-time.
Opportunities for research and career development
PhD candidates can access the UK Vitae platform which is a world leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. Massey is the only New Zealand university that subscribes to Vitae.
We support and provide training for all candidates to participate in the annual university 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition and offer lucrative prize money for the winners.
Workshops to hone your skills
Massey offers a wide range of workshops to PhD candidates.
Accessible lecturers and supervisors
Massey University academic staff provide quality and caring supervision and are easily accessible. We limit our PhD enrolments to high-achieving candidates, so you’ll receive close attention and regular interaction with staff. You’ll have at least two supervisors, allowing you to benefit from a range of expertise.
Great connections and facilities
Massey has close relationships with leading research organisations worldwide, and we regularly host visiting researchers and experts in many fields.
You’ll have access to excellent research facilities and equipment, and benefit from Massey’s connections with industry.
Defence and Security Studies
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has a strong research tradition and profile, representing a diverse range of themes, research methods and groups, from individual researchers to major research teams and centres.
The Centre for Defence and Security Studies has a multidisciplinary research specialisation that offers a critical analysis of the nexus of power, law, human rights, political resistance, as well as the impact of violence, securitisation and coercion on individuals, groups and nations. Our research is driven by, and also contributes to, our knowledge and understanding of contemporary and emerging security challenges.
PhD research topics reflect the broad variety of interests our students wish to explore.
Recent PhD thesis topics have included:
Enrolment for a PhD is available to candidates who have completed a Bachelors or Masters degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division I), or those who hold comparable qualifications.
English language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL iBT 90 overall (min 20 in Writing); PTE Academic 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills), Cambridge English - 176 overall and all bands 169 or better.