Read about career options after study with the School of Government.

There is an increasing demand within the public sector for policy analysts who understand the policy process and can critically evaluate policy proposals. An understanding of the role of government and the interface between the private and public sectors is also essential for those who see their future employment in the not-for-profit and the private sector.

Graduates in public policy have taken up a range of employment opportunities within the public sector, in agencies like the Ministry of Social Development, the Department of Labour, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Treasury. Others are employed in consultancy firms, not-for-profit organisations, or are working as policy analysts in the private sector.