The School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations offers world-class, research-based programmes across its four disciplines.

The programmes are taught by academic staff who are recognised, both locally and globally, as leaders in their respective fields.

Our graduates are able to think critically and creatively, and communicate and lead effectively.

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Learn about the roles and research interests of academic staff in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations. And find contact details for all of our academic and administrative staff.

2020 Parliamentary Internship Programme

Speaker’s Welcome to the 2021 Parliamentary Internship Class

The 2021 Parliamentary internship class had the ‘traditional’ annual welcome from the Speaker Rt Hon Trevor Mallard on 16 March. Two of our interns, Samuel Day and Sofia Morrell, joined him, for his live TV briefing.

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History Master’s Scholarship Fund

Support scholarships that will help talented students to complete a one-year Master’s degree in History.

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    New Historians Conference 2020

    The theme of this annual postgraduate-led conference was ‘History: Lived and Imagined’. For the first time, the conference was held in a dual format.

  • The Hon Chris Hipkins speaking at the Post-Election Conference 2020

    Post-election conference held at Parliament

    The traditional post-election conference, organised by Professor Stephen Levine from the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, brought key political, academic and media personalities together to dissect the 2020 result.

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    Election 2020: Key social media trends

    Dr Mona Krewel and Professor Jack Vowles from the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations are leading the New Zealand Social Media Study, which is taking a closer look at the role of social media during the final four weeks of the election campaign.

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