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.
See what courses are on offer and get your application in by 1 November to study over summer.
Welcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI).
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"New Zealand's constitutional review is generating interest in political and constitutional history. I look forward to contributing to that debate by exploring the influence of a distinctive strand of Scottish political thought." Valerie Wallace, Lecturer in History. Read more
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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.
"Studying Philosophy makes you think about the big questions in all aspects of life." Katharine Hamilton, PhD candidate in Philosophy. Read more