The School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations offers world-class, research-based programmes across its four disciplines.

The programmes are taught by academic staff who are recognised, both locally and globally, as leaders in their respective fields.

Our graduates are able to think critically and creatively, and communicate and lead effectively.

NZPSA 2018 Conference

The NZ Political Studies Association 2018 Conference will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington. If you want to present at the conference, abstracts are due 1 September, 2018.


Find out how the past—and the way we think and talk about it—has created the world we live in today. Gain professional skills in research, writing, communication and problem solving.

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  • History
  • New Zealand Studies
  • Text Technologies


Consider questions about the nature of reality and the mind, ethical and artistic value, the structure of logical arguments, and even the meaning of life—while learning to develop and defend your own philosophical ideas.

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  • Philosophy

Politics and International Relations

Politics is all about power—who has it, how they got it, what they do with it and how they share it. Get the tools to analyse and understand the political motivations at the root of the events shaping our world.

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Available subjects

  • International Relations
  • Migration Studies
  • Political Science
  • Strategic Studies

2018 Parliamentary Internship Class (POLS428) welcomed at Parliament

Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, welcomes the new internship class at Parliament, and presents The Speaker's Prize to last year's outstanding intern of the year, Hamish Clark.

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2018 Parliamentary Internship class photo
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