Strategic Studies

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2016 academic year unless otherwise stated.

This subject is taught by the School of History, Philosphy, Political Science and International Relations.


Our postgraduate qualifications in Strategic Studies allow students to understand today’s leading strategic issues in their global, regional and New Zealand contexts. We encourage students to think about the big intellectual and policy questions related to the use of force and to issues of national, regional and international security.

Our internationally qualified staff are actively engaged in research, teaching and public dialogue on strategic and security issues.

The Master of Strategic Studies and Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies are designed for domestic and international students who are seeking policy, analytical and research careers in many fields.

Postgraduate information

The School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI) offers the following 500-level qualifications in Strategic Studies:

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Course information

The teaching of Strategic Studies courses is led by the Centre for Strategic Studies which is located within the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations.

Students are also encouraged to consider International Relations (INTP) Honours courses and contact the MSS Coordinator if they wish to enrol in any of these courses.

Please note: the list of courses displays postgraduateā€“level courses for this subject.

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