University of Canterbury

College of Arts

Political Science


Christchurch, Canterbury 8041

New Zealand

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD: Doctor of Philosophy, BA(Hons): Bachelor of Arts with Honours (equivalent to first year of Masters programme); ;MA: Master of Arts, GradDipArts: Graduate Diploma in Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Political Science programme at the University of Canterbury has attained national and international visibility for the strength of its academic programmes, staff members, and scholarship. In a recent publication based on the visibility of staff publications in top international academic journals, Canterbury's political science programme was ranked 10th in Australasia (the only programme in New Zealand ranked in the top 10). Canterbury Political Science alumni can be found working for various government ministries and agencies, economic and international organisations, news media, as well educational institutions both in New Zealand and abroad.

Please note that international students only pay domestic fees for study at PhD level.

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