Master of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Political Science

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Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, with an average grade of B or better.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be able to apply their multidisciplinary practical and theoretical skills to politics, government and related fields. They will be able to think across boundaries and engage critically with a range of different material. They will be skilled oral and written communicators who apply critical and reflective thinking, logic and persuasion to their work. Graduates will be able to work in politics, the government sector and NGOs. The MPPE is strongly focused on employability but graduates may be able to continue to doctoral study, depending on their research background.

What graduates earn

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

$63,000

Median earnings one year after study

$71,000

Median earnings two years after study

$88,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

90%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Pasifika Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$6,000 ($2,000 per year per student up to three years).

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Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary

Website:

http://www.blsst.co.nz

Value:

Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

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Sources

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