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

Jul15Public LecturesMaurice Goldsmith Lecture 2016
Date: 15 July 2016
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington
This year's Maurice Goldsmith Lecture will be presented by Professor Susan Wolf, entitled Aesthetic Responsibility. Read more
Jul28Information EventsDiscover your postgraduate potential with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Date: 28 July 2016
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Level 3 foyer, Murphy Building, Kelburn Campus
Learn all about postgraduate study in the Facult. Read more
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

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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.