The School of Government offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes in public policy and public management.

Located directly opposite Parliament in Rutherford House on Victoria’s Pipitea campus, the School is ideally situated to help build capacity in New Zealand’s public sector.

Academic prospectuses

Information about our programmes, courses and people.

Public Policy and Government

Learn how government works and how to make it work better. Find out how and why policy decisions are made, who they're made for, and how they can be most effective.

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Available subjects

  • e-Government
  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Public Policy
  • Restorative Justice
  • Social Policy

SOG Graduation Photos for May 2018

On 15 May the School of Government hosted their 2018 May graduates for a celebratory morning tea. Images from that event can be viewed and downloaded, for personal use.

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SOG May graduates at morning tea hosted by School of Government
SOG Graduate pathways students with course coordinator Dr Barbara Allen

Fast-track your public sector career

Learn more about the Graduate Pathway professional programme towards a Master’s in Public Policy or Public Management and the students undertaking study this year..

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International accreditation

The Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Management degrees have an international endorsement with accreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

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Special Event - 2019 IRSPM Conference

The School of Government will host the XXIII Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management in April 2019

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  • Lord Gus O'Donnell was the 2018 Sir Frank Holmes Visiting Fellow

    'Sir Humphrey' says no to ministerial churn

    It’s not just public servants who need to build capability, says former UK Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell in a Victoria University of Wellington public lecture. "How do we improve ministers?"

  • image of Professor of Wellbeing and Public Policy Arthur Grimes

    The economics of wellbeing

    Professor Arthur Grimes looks at statistics highlighting our economic strengths and weaknesses in the lead-up to New Zealand's first Wellbeing Budget.

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