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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Events

May3Public LecturesBuddhism in World History
Date: 3 May 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Room KS401, the Chancery, 50 Kitchener Street, Auckland
A free public lecture by Senior Lecturer Michael Radich at Victoria's Auckland campus. Read more
May11ConferencesEvolving Institutions in Ukraine: A multi-disciplinary approach to post-Soviet space
Date: 11 May 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Alan McDiarmid Building, Room 105 (AM 105), Kelburn Campus
A conference workshop jointly hosted by the Antipodean East European Study Group and the National Centre for Research on Europe. Read more
May18SeminarsA Whale of a Problem: International law and whaling
Date: 18 May 2016
Time: 4.10 pm
Venue: Stout Research Centre, 12 Waiteata Rd, Kelburn Campus
In this seminar, Joanna Mossop will explain the international legal framework that applies to whaling. Read more

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News

29 April 2016 New Director for Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Dr Kathryn Holloway has been appointed as the new Director of the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Victoria, beginning on 4 July. Read more
27 April 2016 Bill Manhire House
The building at 16 Waiteata Road on Kelburn campus, which is home to the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is to be named Bill Manhire House. Read more
27 April 2016 Interns awarded prizes by the Speaker of Parliament
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon David Carter, presented three prizes to interns from Victoria’s Political Science and International Relations Programme earlier this month. Read more

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Head shot of Professor Jennifer WindsorWelcome

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

Research

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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See what our students say about their studies and experiences in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences on YouTube (1.11min).

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The Staff in the Faculty Student and Academic Services Office are here to assist you.
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Arts students learning from the best

Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has three subjects ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University rankings.