Massey University

Two Key Postgraduate Courses provided by Massey University:

Course fees vary slightly from year to year, for 2021 Postgraduate Course Fees for NZ Students are $2,206.30 per course. Semester 1 usually begins late February/early March each year, and Semester 2 usually begins mid July each year. Intelligence and the International Security Environment is a semester 1 course, commenced 22 February 2001, and completes on 18 June 2021 (lectures end 28 May). Intelligence Operations is semester 2 beginning on 18 July 2021 and completing 8 November 2021 (lectures end 15 October). The period between lectures end and end of semester is an exam period, but as these courses do not have exams, the lectures/assignments may extend beyond the lectures end date.

 

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We began in 1927 as a small agricultural college in Palmerston North, evolving into a full university in 1964. In the last 40 years, we have continued growing and developing to become New Zealand’s largest residential university, spread over three cities. We pioneered distance (extramural) learning and we have now become New Zealand’s leading university for online learning.”

In the early 1990s a small defence studies group was established, which has now evolved into the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, currently drawing many of its students from across security sector agencies. Courses are available in defence and security topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The full range of programmes and course are available here.

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294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 2021

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This course focuses on intelligence analysis practice, covering recognised intelligence structured analytical techniques in detail, including the application of the techniques to intelligence problems. The Course covers aspects of intelligence collection, creative and critical thought, historic antecedents in intelligence thought, the nexus between intelligence and policy, state and non state actors, as well as intelligence ethics and accountability.

This course is taught by distance on line in semester 1 each year, but has been redesigned in 2021 with an optional (3 day) contact component. This course forms a compulsory element of the Postgraduate Diploma of International Security (Intelligence) and Master of International Security (Intelligence) programmes. From 2022 this course will be part of the distance taught Postgraduate Certificate in Intelligence.

2944.744 International Operations

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This is course is designed to follow 294.741 it focuses on exploring the purpose of intelligence, the operational application of intelligence processes and activities, including the application of intelligence agencies as tools of policy; it looks at a span of intelligence applications from traditional (Cold War) to contemporary spaces including non-traditional areas; it considers intelligence dilemmas such as spying on friends and allies, sharing/non sharing intelligence, intelligence failure (and success), terrorism and intelligence over-reach. This course focuses on developing critical thinking and critical writing.

This course is taught by distance on line in semester 2 each year, it continues to be a very popular course drawing students from graduates to intelligence professionals in military and civilian roles. It contains an online discussion forum exploring the weekly topics under review. This course forms a compulsory element of the Postgraduate Diploma of International Security (Intelligence) and Master of International Security (Intelligence) programmes. From 2022 this course will be part of the distance taught Postgraduate Certificate in Intelligence.

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