You'll also get an international perspective. The Political Science programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington is global in scope. You’ll learn how to compare and contrast how politics works in New Zealand with other countries around the world. You can include courses from related disciplines like international relations, strategic studies and public policy.
Make use of the programme's connections in the capital and around the world. You’ll get the chance to apply for the University's prestigious Parliamentary Internship, along with the China Field Study and the Japan Field Study, which run every second year.
What you’ll study
You'll develop the core knowledge needed to understand political systems, policy processes and government in New Zealand and around the world. You’ll also hone your ability to design, interpret and apply political science research.
You’ll be able to choose from a range of courses spanning political thought, leadership, representation, political participation and political action. You can complement your Political Science courses with approved International Relations and Strategic Studies courses.
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- Approaches to Comparative Political Science
- Political Ideas, Political Action
- International Political Economy
- Political Ideas
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesPublic Policy Political Science View 20 other Masters in Political Science in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree with Honours with a B range average in a relevant subject.
- You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.
International35496 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35496 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
National9303 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9303 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
- Estimated international fees: NZ$49,071 for the full programme
- Estimated domestic fees NZ$12,861 for the full programme
Living costs for Wellington
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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