Study Security and Safety at Waikato

Whatever your interests, and whatever level of study you're considering, there's a place for you to learn skills, knowledge and expertise that you can use to improve Security and Safety in your community, or around the world.

Master of Security and Crime Science (MSCS)

Want to make a real difference to society? With the Master of Security and Crime Science, you will develop the skills required to become a leader in security, intelligence and crime-prevention. Learn how to manage real-world crime issues, and develop analytical and creative methods to improve security.

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Master of Cyber Security (MCS)

Studying for the Master of Cyber Security allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area. There's an increasing international demand for trained cyber security professionals, and graduates of this programme help meet the New Zealand Government's Cyber Security Strategy. This masters degree is the first of its kind to be offered in New Zealand.

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Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS)

The Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) is New Zealand’s only computing and mathematical science degree taught over four years. That extra year gives you the chance to drill more deeply into your specialist area and add papers that will complement your main focus.

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Study in one of the top 200 law schools in the world. Look deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they work and how to change them.

Bachelor of Engineering (Software)

When you study software engineering, you'll be learning about how to use a scientific and disciplined approach to designing and developing complex software systems. You'll also learn how to operate and maintain such systems. From ATMs to smartphones to cars - many aspects of modern society are driven by software which we expect to operate correctly and be reliable and flexible at all times.

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Every day people make countless decisions that affect their own security and safety, as well as that of others. Psychology is a social science, a biological science, and a cognitive science. Studying psychology gives you insight into group and societal dynamics, how the human brain and sense operate, and human traits like personality and motivation. You can major in Psychology when you take a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Social Sciences. At higher levels we have Psychology students completing everything Graduate Diplomas to PhDs.

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Political Science and Public Policy

National and international political systems affect everyone's Security and Safety, while policy decisions constantly influence political dynamics and outcomes. Understand the global issues that make the difference between war and peace, or start on the path to an influential public sector role of your own with these social sciences.

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