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

Jul28Information EventsDiscover your postgraduate potential with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Date: 28 July 2016
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Level 3 foyer, Murphy Building, Kelburn Campus
Learn all about postgraduate study in the Facult. Read more
Jul28The Human in Question: A Conversation
Date: 28 July 2016
Time: 7.30 pm
Ideas about humanity are often taken for granted. Many commonly-held conceptions have been shaped by… Read more
Aug10SeminarsCareers in focus: Humanities and Social Sciences
Date: 10 August 2016
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: KK303 and Kirk Foyer
Discover your employability potential with Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more

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News

21 July 2016 NZSL e-learning resource project hits milestone
Victoria University’s Deaf Studies Research Unit (DSRU) recently called a wrap on filming for its New Zealand Sign Language e-learning resource. Read more
8 July 2016 Victoria committed to diverse and genuine Māori environment
If universities are the critic and conscience of society, then the new head of Te Kawa a Māui School of Māori Studies says its strength is also in encouraging staff and students to be the critics and conscience—for Māori. Read more
8 July 2016 Confucius Institute sends award-winning students to China
Three students from Victoria are competing in China this week after topping the 2016 New Zealand Chinese Bridge Speech Proficiency Competition. 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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Arts students learning from the best

Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has three subjects ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University rankings.