School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Welcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI)

The three disciplines within the School and the Centre for Strategic Studies represent important fields of study, each with their own set of concepts and perspectives. Many students take courses in each of them. Graduates develop skills in critical and creative thinking, leadership, communication and research.

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Events

Jul30Book Launch: Rebecca Lenihan: From Alba to Aotearoa: Profiling New Zealand's Scots Migrants 1840-1920
Date: 30 July 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room)
Scots made up nearly 20 per cent of the immigrant population of New Zealand to… Read more
Jul31SeminarsEarliest Indian Presence and Settlement in Aotearoa: Minority invisibility and implications for the multicultural discourse
Date: 31 July 2015
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room)
History Programme Seminar co-hosted by the New Zealand India Research Institute.Little is known of the… Read more
Aug5Public LecturesSir Howard Kippenberger Public Lecture
Date: 5 August 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Victoria University of Wellington
Registrations have opened for the Sir Howard Kippenberger Public Lecture 2015 - 'Global Disorder and… Read more

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News

28 July 2015 Philosophy 'Shut up and write!' meetings
'Shut up and write!' Philosophy group meetings. Read more
27 July 2015 Philosophy for children BA Internship Programme
FHSS 202 and FHSS 203 Philosophy for Children BA Internship Programme - Trimester 3 2015. Read more
20 July 2015 The Speaker's Prize
Top intern Dylan Chambers is the receipient of the Speaker's Prize. Read more

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Welcome from the Head of School

ken-perszyk Welcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI).
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Research

The Political Science journal is edited in the Political Science and International Relations Programme.
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Staff Highlight

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"The struggle over power occurs everywhere - in Parliament and courts, but also in public culture, popular culture and even between individuals." Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations Programme. Read more

180-point Master's degrees

Have you recently completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? Are you looking for a vocationally-oriented programme of study that only takes one calendar year?
Check out our specialised Master's degrees »

Josh Wright is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and an International Relations major

Confronting a wide spectrum of ideas was all part of studying at Victoria for international relations student Josh Wright. He relished the fierce debates that naturally developed in class. Watch Josh’s story.

Postgraduate Student Profile

vanessa-scholes-handbook"Philosophy forces me to examine and critique the reasons behind ethical argument - including my own." Vanessa Scholes, PhD candidate in Philosophy. Read more

 

Research Seminars

Programme Research Seminars are held regularly during Trimesters 1 and 2.

The Maurice Goldsmith Lecture 2015 was given by Professor Frank Jackson (Australian National University), 'The Implementation Problem for Ethics'

See video of lecture.