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

Aug25TRANSPOSITIONS: Celebrating New Zealand Poetry in Translation
Date: 25 August 2016
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Wai-te-ata Press, Room 006 Rankine Brown, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus, Wellington 6012
Translation is the closest from of reading.A multimodal, cross-cultural and internationally facing gathering to celebrate… Read more
Aug26Making Transpositions Visible: New Zealand Poetry in Letterpress
Date: 26 August 2016
Time: 10.00 am
Venue: Wai-te-ata Press, Room 006 Rankine Brown, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus, Wellington 6012
Unleash the power of poetry through lead, ink and paper. Come for an hour, be… Read more
Sep6Public LecturesFilm, phones and faraway places: A modern tale of language maintenance
Date: 6 September 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre KK LT 301, Level 3, Kirk Building, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington
The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford, invites you to a public… Read more

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News

23 August 2016 Victoria University health researchers honoured
Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been recognised by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for their work into understanding social issues of health and wellbeing. Read more
19 August 2016 Change at the helm of Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music
Acclaimed composer, sound artist and academic Dr Dugal McKinnon will become Acting Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) from Monday 22 August. Read more
18 August 2016 Victoria offers unique international trade degree
In a trans-Tasman first, a new international trade degree, launching at Victoria University of Wellington in 2017, will encourage students to work beyond traditional academic divides and succeed in the global economy. 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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Need advice on your programme of study?

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.