Student research is a fundamental component of the postgraduate programmes offered by the School of Government.
Research plays an important role in our professional postgraduate qualifications:
- Master of Public Management (MPM)
- Master of Public Policy (MPP)
- Master of e-Government (MEGov)
Our PhD and Master's by thesis programmes began in 2002, when the School of Government was launched by the then Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark.
- Master of Commerce (MCom)
- Master of Arts (MA)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Government (DGov)
Student research contribution in our professional postgraduate programme is celebrated each year at a School of Government event where prizes are presented for academic achievement.
Thinking about a research project?
We are currently recruiting research students to undertake PhD and Masters by thesis qualifications with interests in the following areas:
- Policy decision making; public engagement; sustainability; applications to environmental, climate change and science and technology topics
- Health economics and health services policy
- Public management/administration and governance, including performance management, e-government, local government and comparative government