MPPE On Campus

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

12 months
35496 USD/year
9303 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In today's increasingly complex and unpredictable world we need more thinkers who can grasp the dynamics of politics and society people who can help create stronger and more effective government. The Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

 Study the only postgraduate of its kind in New Zealand, Philosophy, Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington and get a head start in your career in politics, government or the public service.

Learning across disciplines

Studying philosophy will develop your skills in logical reasoning and knowledge of ethics. Economics will teach you what drives people and organisations to make the decisions they do and the effect those choices have. And politics will give you a knowledge of political institutions and processes, and the impact they have on society. Combining these disciplines will give you a well-rounded range of practical and theoretical skills relevant to government.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics 
  • Directed Individual Study in Economics
  • Special Topic: Contemporary Politics of the Middle East
  • Comparative Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least a B average.
  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35496 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9303 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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 : About NZ$12,861 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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