School of Government

School of Government

New Zealand's only School of Government undertakes teaching and research on public policy and public administration/management.

Through Victoria Business School, we offer a complete range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes. Based at the Pipitea Campus in Rutherford House, directly across the road from the seat of government, Parliament, Ministerial Headquarters and Government Departments, the School is ideally placed to help build capacity in the public sector of New Zealand.

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May18-19Enabling Digital Identity and Privacy in a Connected World Identity Conference 2015
Date: 18–19 May 2015
Time: 8.45 am
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington
In 2008 and 2012, we held the first two of New Zealand’s major Identity… Read more
Jun3Persistent Polio
Date: 3 June 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Poliomyelitis was a feared disease in New Zealand for the first half of the 20th… Read more

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19 May 2015 Family Violence, the Law, and Restorative Justice Conference attracts huge interest
Professor Leigh Goodmark addresses conference attendees in the Old Legislative Chamber in Parliament The Family… Read more
1 April 2015 Engagement between universities and the wider community
"How closely involved should universities be with the wider community?" is a question that Professor Frazer Allan, Victoria University of Wellington’s new Deputy Vice Chancellor Engagement, has been thinking about. Read more
1 April 2015 Accreditation journey begins for Master's programmes
Students, stakeholders and the School of Government are all in line to benefit as the School starts a process of gaining global accreditations for its Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Management programmes. Read more

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Advance better government with a professional degree from the School of Government.

Start now with a refreshed 4-course professional certificate or single-course enrolment.

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2015 Prospectuses

New prospectuses are now available. Find out more about our qualifications, courses on offer and our teaching staff.

New Graduate Pathway

Have you recently completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? Are you looking for a vocationally-oriented programme of study leading to a Master of Public Management or Master of Public Policy?

Find out about our Graduate Pathway »

Policy Quarterly

Check out Policy Quarterly, the journal of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

CUE - the School of Government e-Magazine

CUE is the quarterly magazine from the School of Government. Keep up to date with our school news by reading the December issue.