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Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science

  • Graduate Diploma

Dig deeper into the discipline of political science and advance your career in the wider world of politics and public affairs.

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Graduate Diploma
4 trimesters full-time
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About this course

Fast-track your career with a 12-month Master of Political Science. This gives you Master's-level expertise without needing an Honours degree. You can also do the shorter, coursework-only Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science.Study politics where it happens. Located in New Zealand's capital city, the programme gives you a close-up view of the political process.You'll also get an international perspective. The programme is global in scope. You'll learn how to compare and contrast how politics works in New Zealand with other countries around the world. You can include courses from related disciplines like international relations, strategic studies and public policy.Make use of the programme's connections in the capital and around the world. You'll get the chance to apply for the University's prestigious Parliamentary Internship, along with the China Field Study and the Japan Field Study, which run every second year.