Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is student-focused and offers a diverse range of courses and qualifications across the spectrum of Humanities and Social Science disciplines.

Teaching in all subjects is informed by the research undertaken by Faculty academic staff. The Faculty takes advantage of its capital city location through its links that include Government, the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, Archives New Zealand, the National Library and numerous theatres and art galleries.

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Nov27SeminarsReligious Studies Seminar Series 2014
Date: 27 November 2014
Time: 4.00 pm
Seminars by Dr Ansari Yamamah and Dr Nofrianto… Read more
Dec10Te Hui Whakapūmau December 2014 ceremony
Date: 10 December 2014
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Te Herenga Waka Marae
Te Hui Whakapūmau is a celebration for Māori graduands and their whānau. Read more
Dec10Public LecturesGordon H. Brown Lecture 2014
Date: 10 December 2014
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square
A Critique of the Natural Artefact anthropology, art and museology Read more

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19 November 2014 World in a Box
Called 'The World in a Box', the event launched a boxed set (The Diplomatic Edition… Read more
18 November 2014 Waitangi Tribunal Report
Stout Research Centre Professor co-authors seminal Waitangi Tribunal Report. Read more
17 November 2014 Professor John Psathas awarded Higher Doctorate
A rare Higher Doctorate will be awarded to Professor John Psathas from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music during Victoria University of Wellington's December Graduation ceremonies. Read more

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deborah-willis Welcome

Professor Deborah Willis, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean welcomes you to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more from Deborah.


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is known for achieving excellence in research in many disciplinary areas and is the home of many internationally acclaimed researchers.
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Josh Wright is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and an International Relations major

Josh Wright left University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours)—and a very clear picture of where he wanted his career to take him. Watch Josh’s story.