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

Sep11SeminarsHistory Programme Seminar: 'Warding off the horrors of war? Reassessing Tsar Nicholas II, his rescript and the first Hague peace conference of 1899'
Date: 11 September 2015
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room)
In 1898, the Russian Tsar Nicholas II issued a call to the civilised world to… Read more
Sep22Free public screening of 'Rome, Open City'
Date: 22 September 2015
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: City Gallery Wellington
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Roberto Rossellini's neorealist masterpiece as part of Victoria's '1945-2015: Legacies of Loss and Liberation Seminar Series'. Read more
Sep25SeminarsHistory Programme Seminar: Adaptable or Resistant to Change? New Zealand Primary Production between 1945 and 1975
Date: 25 September 2015
Time: 12.10 am
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room)
The three decades after World War II was a period of change during which New… Read more

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News

1 September 2015 Summer Scholarships 2015: applications now open
Applications are now invited from students for FHSS and Faculty of Education Summer Scholarships for 2015-16. Read more
20 August 2015 Painting a picture of New Zealand
A commentary by Professor Simon Keller on the New Zealand flag debate. Read more
28 July 2015 Philosophy 'Shut up and write!' meetings
'Shut up and write!' Philosophy group meetings. 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.