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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Mar31Māori Students' Event
Date: 31 March 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid (AM) 102, Kelburn Campus
FHSS and the Faculty of Education invite their Māori students to an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff and learn about services available. Read more
Apr1SeminarsCyber Warfare: A New Strategic Reality?
Date: 1 April 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
Dr Joe Burton examines how cyberspace is affecting the way wars are being fought. Read more
Apr17Information EventsInformation session on the BA Internship
Date: 17 April 2015
Time: 2.10 pm
Venue: MY 305
Find out more about the BA Internship. Read more

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27 March 2015 BA Internship 2015 launched
The BA Internship course for 2015 was launched on 18 March with 50 people attending including past, present and prospective students. Read more
26 March 2015 Exploring the literary impact of 1926 General Strike
Charles Ferrall and Dougal McNeill offer a new take on the 1926 UK General Strike. Read more
24 March 2015 Musicology student redefines early twentieth-century New Zealand music
Master of Music student Melissa Cross has redefined early twentieth-century New Zealand music and an Australasian composer's place in our nation's history. 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.


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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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.