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

Aug4Writers on Mondays: Hinemoana Baker
Date: 4 August 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: The Marae, Level Four, Te Papa
Victoria's 2014 Writer in Residence in conversation with Chris Price Read more
Aug4SeminarsFHSS Learning and Teaching Seminar Series: Michael Radich
Date: 4 August 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Murphy LT220
How I use arguments in teaching Read more
Aug11SeminarsFHSS Learning and Teaching Seminar Series: Arama Rata
Date: 11 August 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Murphy LT220
How I use revision lectures Read more

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News

1 August 2014 National win for School of Music graduate
Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music graduate, soprano Isabella Moore, has been crowned the winner of the 2014 Lexus Song Quest. Read more
28 July 2014 Beyond Gangnam Style
A new documentary about the indie rock scene in South Korea, co-produced by a Victoria University academic, illustrates the changing face of globalisation as the local music reaches out to the rest of the world. Read more
23 July 2014 IIML Director and graduates on NZ Post Book Awards shortlist
Damien Willkins, Eleanor Catton and Marty Smith are among the 2014 finalists. 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.

Arden Perrot

It's who I am becoming

See how arts graduate Arden Perrot learned he could make a difference not only in his own life but also in other people's lives, through education.
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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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Eleanor Catton, Man Booker winner 2013

Victoria University confers honorary doctorate on Eleanor Catton

Award-winning author of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature at Victoria University of Wellington's May graduation ceremony.
Read more about Ellie's success»

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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Karin McCracken

Through other people's eyes

See how studying law and religious studies has given Karin McCracken a deeper understanding of how other people see the world.
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