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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Apr22-28Zines of Peace / Scenes of Peace: World's Longest Zine Fest
Date: 22–28 April 2015
Time: 8.00 am
As part of the Entrenchments 2015 project, Wai-te-ata Press is hosting the world's longest zine-making… Read more
Apr28Information EventsBA Internship information session
Date: 28 April 2015
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: MY 305
Find out more about the BA Internship. Read more
Apr29SeminarsThe Lives of Useless Scum: Why Canterbury's Earthquake Stories Matter
Date: 29 April 2015 at 5.00pm
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 119 Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade
Blogger Cameron Slater infamously remarked that the people of East Christchurch should be left to rot. Read more

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22 April 2015 NZCOM Midwifery study grant opportunities
New Zealand College of Midwives NZCOM are inviting applications for grants from midwives undertaking postgraduate study in Trimester Two 2015. Read more
20 April 2015 Gaylene Preston Seminar
Gaylene Preston, who made Hope and Wire, discusses the challenge of distilling stories of direct personal experience into a prime time television drama. Read more
14 April 2015 Museum and Heritage Wānanga March 2015
On Friday 20 to 22 March 2015 a Wānanga Taonga: Māori Perspectives on Museums & Heritage was held at Hongoeka Marae Plimmerton. This Wānanga was attended by Museum and Heritage Studies postgraduate students and members of the Museum and Heritage Studies Sector.   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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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.