The School of Government offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes in public policy and public management.

Located directly opposite Parliament in Rutherford House on Victoria University of Wellington’s Pipitea campus, the School is ideally situated to help build capacity in New Zealand’s public sector.

Academic prospectuses

Information about our programmes, courses and people.

Public Policy and Government

Learn how government works and how to make it work better. Find out how and why policy decisions are made, who they're made for, and how they can be most effective.

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Available subjects

  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Public Policy
  • Restorative Justice Practice
  • Social Policy

Undergraduate study

Watch a presentation on how you can change the world through the study of public policy at the undergraduate level (25 mins). Read more under the study menu.

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Professor Myles Allen Seminar

On the 20th of July 2023, the School of Government hosted Professor Myles Allen, from the University of Oxford. Professor Allen presented a seminar on "Geological Net Zero: what is it and how do we get there?"

Presentation Slides
SOG Graduate pathways students with course coordinator Dr Barbara Allen

Fast-track your public sector career

Learn more about the Graduate Pathway professional programme towards a Master’s in Public Policy or Public Management and students who have recently completed the programme.

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