The School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations has an active and collegial research culture.

Our academics and postgraduate students undertake research in a wide variety of areas which benefits and informs our teaching. Research is highly interdisciplinary in terms of the methodologies and theories it employs. Further information can be found on our research centres and projects page.

Our staff have published widely and the quality of their research is recognised and respected both nationally and internationally. They are often called on by various organisations, government and the media for their expertise. For details on research areas and lists of publications, see our staff research interests pages and the individual profiles of our academic staff.

The Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) is the New Zealand anchor for research, teaching and public dialogue on strategic and security issues.

We regularly host visiting academics who contribute to the School's research environment by presenting papers at conferences or Programme seminars, giving guest lectures and teaching courses.

We value our postgraduate students and encourage them to be proactive. Postgraduate initiatives have resulted in both the annual History Postgraduate Conference and Philosophy Retreat. Further information on postgraduate research can be found on our student profiles page.

Our staff are closely involved with a number of the University's Research Centres.

The journal Political Science (published by Sage) is edited in the Political Science and International Relations programme.