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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Welcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI).
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The Political Science journal is edited in the Political Science and International Relations Programme.
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"Ko te timatanga a nga waiata katoa he apakura.
The world of Māori literature is a deep, swirling pool filled to the brim with detailed, rich imagery, metaphor, wordplay and all other manner of poetic ornament - and I get to play in it all day! My work focuses on Māori literary history. Specifically, I read, explore, examine and analyse manuscript texts written in te reo Māori, over the expanse of the nineteenth century." Arini Loader, Lecturer, History Programme.
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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.
"As a discipline, Strategic Studies seeks to provide the tools with which one may endeavour to navigate the future." Read more about Alex