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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The School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations has an active and collegial research culture. Our staff publish widely and the quality of their research is recognised and respected both nationally and internationally.

2020 Parliamentary Internship Programme

Parliamentary Internship Programme 2021

Applications are being considered for participation in the 2021 Parliamentary Internship Programme (in its 22nd year). The programme is open to applications from postgraduate students enrolled in various programmes.

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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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  • 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.

  • Sekhar Bandyopadhyay appointed Emeritus Professor

    Congratulations to Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay who has been awarded the status of Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations.

  • The southern adventures of the 70th regiment

    Professor of History Charlotte Macdonald and Master of Arts student Maggie Blackburn have been researching the behaviour of a detachment of the British Imperial Army’s 70th Regiment sent to Otago in November 1861 ostensibly to help “police” the region’s gold rush.

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