Challenge your ideas and cultivate your creativity at Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our diverse range of courses and location in the nation’s capital and cultural heart will provide you with unrivalled opportunities to build your future.

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In the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, we explore the fundamental questions that define human experience.

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If you’re after a world-class education, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers you subjects that rank in the top 100 global universities.

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Advance your design, film-making, music or theatre skills to prepare for a rewarding career in the creative industries

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    Victoria University of Wellington has taken its partnership with 12 iwi and other Māori groups to a new level as part of its ongoing commitment to improve academic success of Māori.

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    Te Kawa a Māui Acting Head of School Dr Ocean Mercier is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Olsen-Reeder and Annie Te One to the University’s teaching team at Te Kawa a Māui, beginning 2017.

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    Helping families maintain Māori language

    Finding the most effective methods for families to increase and normalise the use of Māori language in their homes is the focus of new research from Victoria University of Wellington.