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

Feb5ConferencesHistory Programme Conference - International Norms and East European Nations
Date: 5 February 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room)
Timothy Garton Ash notoriously claimed that the collapse of Communism in East-Central Europe brought forth… Read more

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News

23 January 2015 The legacy of early Scottish migrants
Dr Rebecca Lenihan's book, From Alba to Aotearoa: Profiling New Zealand's Scottish migrants, 1840-1920 will be published lated this year. Read more
13 January 2015 University Challenge
Two students from the School are members of the team representing Victoria University on University Challenge. Read more
12 January 2015 Iwi connections important for 'urban' Maori
New research reveals many Māori who migrated to Wellington 50 years ago still don't consider the city 'home'. Read more

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Welcome from the Head of School

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Research

The Political Science journal is edited in the Political Science and International Relations Programme.
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Dan Weijers, co-founder of the International Journal of Wellbeing, a journal devoted to the study of human wellbeing.
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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?
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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 Inaugural Lecture was given by Professor Philip Pettit (Princeton/Australian National University), 'Freedom and Other Robustly Demanding Goods'.

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