Student research

Student research is a fundamental component of the postgraduate programmes offered by the School of Government.

Research plays an important role in our professional postgraduate qualifications:

  • Master of Public Management (MPM)
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Master of e-Government (MEGov)

Our PhD and Master's by thesis programmes began in 2002, when the School of Government was launched by the then Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark.

  • Master of Commerce (MCom)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Government (DGov)

Student research contribution in our professional postgraduate programme is celebrated each year at a School of Government event where prizes are presented for academic achievement.

Thinking about a research project?

We are currently recruiting research students to undertake PhD and Masters by thesis qualifications with interests in the following areas:

  • Policy decision making; public engagement; sustainability; applications to environmental, climate change and science and technology topics
  • Health economics and health services policy
  • Public management/administration and governance, including performance management, e-government, local government and comparative government