Defence Studies

Defence Studies is about the military sector.

Studying in this area involves learning about how military organisations such as the army, navy, airforce, and paramilitary operate, both locally and globally.

This includes learning about defence policy, military equipment and technologies, strategy and tactics, logistics, military intelligence, and military history.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Soldier
  • Officer
  • Special forces soldier
  • Intelligence expert
  • Diplomat
  • Defence policy analyst
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Public policy analyst
  • Development agency worker
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Military historian
  • Researcher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

139% of national
median earnings


Employment

70%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
21%
Further study
7%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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