Master of Political Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Political Science

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Entry requirements

A bachelors degree or graduate diploma in political science or a cognate field.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have advanced knowledge of politics in New Zealand and other countries, including theoretical approaches to the study of politics. They will be able to conduct independent research and will be capable of sophisticated and rigorous critical analysis of evidence and arguments. They will be well qualified for careers in public affairs, including politics, the civil service, think tanks, lobbying and civil society organisations. Some graduates may be able to continue to doctoral studies in political science.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Political Science and Policy Studies at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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