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 Practice
  • Social Policy

SOG Graduation Photos for May 2019

On 14 May the School of Government hosted their 2019 May graduates for a celebratory morning tea. Congratulations to all our graduating students.

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Some of the SOG graduates at the May 2019 celebratory morning tea
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 students who have recently completed the programme.

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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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Logos and graphic for IRSPM2019 conference

Special Event - 2019 IRSPM Conference

From 16 - 18 April the School of Government hosted the very successful XXIII Annual Conference of the IRSPM on Renewing Public Management

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  • Debbie Power

    Serving the public

    Alumna Debbie Power started her public service career in the 1980s as a frontline case manager at the former Department of Social Welfare. Now Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development, she reflects on the value of upskilling and challenging yourself to do things that scare you.

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Upcoming events

  • Children, Families, and the State: Seminar One

    Series examining the historical, current, and future role of the State, around families' and children's involvement in the child welfare system.

    Venue: Old Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 1 (behind main building)