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

Jan26-30CoursesHistory of Cartography/Maps
Date: 26–30 January 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Event: Australasian Rare Books Summer SchoolCourse tutor: Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Assistant Director of Geospatial, Cartographic and… Read more
Jan26-30CoursesArtistic Printing
Date: 26–30 January 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Event: Australasian Rare Books Summer SchoolCourse tutors: Marty Vreede, Senior Lecturer in Printmaking, Quay School… Read more
Jan26-30CoursesGeographic Information Systems for Digital Humanities
Date: 26–30 January 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Event: Australasian Rare Books Summer SchoolCourse tutor: Ian Gregory, Professor of Digital Humanities, Lancaster University,… Read more

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News

27 January 2015 A helping hand for highly skilled new migrants
An innovative course run by Victoria University of Wellington is helping highly qualified and professionally accomplished new migrants to better understand the New Zealand workplace and get a foothold in the job market. Read more
8 January 2015 What workplace emails reveal about culture
Jackie Yeoh completed a PhD in Applied Linguistics which suggests possible cultural differences in workplace email.  Read more
15 December 2014 Silence, lies and torture
Commentary by Dr Elizabeth Stanley, a reader in Criminology and a Rutherford Discovery Fellow at Victoria University, appeared in The Dominion Post on 12 December. 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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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.