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

Sep22Writers on Mondays: A Survivor's Guide to Scriptwriting
Date: 22 September 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: The Marae, Level 4, Te Papa Tongarewa
Scriptwriters Dave Armstrong, Peter Cox and Kelly Marshall are chaired by William Brandt. Read more
Sep22SeminarsFHSS Learning and Teaching Seminar Series: Averil Coxhead
Date: 22 September 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Murphy LT220
How I use vocabulary research in my teaching Read more
Sep29Writers on Mondays: A Home in this World
Date: 29 September 2014
Time: 1.15 am
Venue: The Marae, Level 4, Te Papa Tongarewa
Ian Wedde, Helena Wisniewska Brow and Stephanie de Montalk talk about home, exile, and character in creative nonfiction. Read more

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News

17 September 2014 Classical voice students continue to hit headlines
NZSM voice graduates and students take home national and regional awards in 2014. Read more
17 September 2014 Humanities and Social Sciences ranked well in QS World Rankings
Victoria University has achieved some strong results in the QS World University Rankings for 2014,… Read more
12 September 2014 English student leads youth engagement publication
A group of Victoria University students are trying to reverse the trend of political disengagement by giving young people a voice. Read more

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deborah-willis Welcome

Professor Deborah Willis, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean welcomes you to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more from Deborah.

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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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.