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Explore your area of interest in more detail and improve your career prospects by completing a PGDipArts. Develop your knowledge and expertise while refining your skills in research, writing and critical thinking. Youll need to complete 120 points over one year, or if studying part time, over a maximum of four years. As a postgraduate student youll be part of a smaller class and can take advantage of closer relationships with academic staff. If you want to study at an advanced level and have a B average in your Bachelors degree for the discipline you intend to study, then consider completing a PGDipArts.Develop the expertise and tools needed to analyse and influence the political process. Victoria’s capital location means you’ll be learning at the heart of the political process and experiencing decision-making as it unfolds. Learning from staff with international reputations, you’ll build a strong theoretical foundation and learn research skills that will set you up for future career advancement and further study. Get a global perspective. You’ll compare political systems and stories from around the world and combine insights from a broad range of disciplines, including international relations, strategic studies, public policy and political philosophy. Studying in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, youll be part of an integrated Political Science and International Relations programme. This gives you access to a broad range of courses and research expertise.
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Victoria University of Wellington

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Victoria University of Wellington is one of the country’s oldest institutions and is situated in New Zealand’s capital, with three campuses in the city. It is often recognised for its academic excellence, including being ranked among the top two percent of the worlds universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
The university is placed in the top one percent of universities globally for 19 of its subjects including communication and media studies, psychology, religious studies, geography, law, library and information management, linguistics, performing arts, development studies, and politics and international studies.
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Te Aro Campus - Victoria University of Wellington

139,Vivian Street, Te Aro 6011

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The Te Aro Campus has two buildings, with the reception located in the University’s striking red building at 139 Vivian Street. A purpose-built space, Wigan Building, has been leased directly behind 139 Vivian Street, allowing consolidation of the whole Faculty within one location. Te Aro campus is close to Cuba Street, one of the main café areas in Wellington, and there are also supermarkets and convenience stores nearby.