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

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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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