Fast track your career with a specialist Master’s programme from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our Master’s by coursework degrees draw on the teaching and research strengths of our academic staff and the unique opportunities offered by our location in Wellington.

You'll gain practical skills, theoretical knowledge and sector experience, benefiting from new networks and collaborations with academics, professionals and peers.

You can tailor your programme to your interests and career aspirations, and study full or part-time.

Learn from the best

Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ranks in the top 1% in the world for Arts and Humanities and for Social Sciences.

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Politics and International Relations

Accelerate your career from the unique vantage point of New Zealand’s capital city. You'll learn across disciplines and develop the expertise needed to analyse complex issues in a global environment.

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Creative Arts and Heritage

Prepare for a rewarding career in the creative industries or the heritage sector. Take advantage of studying in Wellington’s thriving and internationally recognised cultural scene, learning from your artistic peers and top arts professionals.

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Languages, Communication and Language Teaching

Open doors to new opportunities across languages, cultures and traditions. You’ll learn from world-class researchers and practitioners and develop skills sought after across sectors and borders.

Other options

If you prefer the idea of independent research, explore our other postgraduate options including Master of Arts and Doctoral study.