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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Aug6Public Lectures2015 Lectures in Art History and Visual Culture
Date: 6 August 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Murphy Lecture Theatre MY LT101, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus
The Artist as Collector: Sir Joshua Reynolds and his Art Collection by Dr Donato Esposito Read more
Aug13SeminarsCareers for Humanities and Social Sciences graduates
Date: 13 August 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Kirk Building, KK 303, Kelburn Campus
FHSS and Careers and Employment present a Careers in Focus seminar on Humanities and Social Sciences career pathways. Read more
Sep3-5ConferencesThe History of Emotions
Date: 3–5 September 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Hunter Building, Victoria University of Wellington
A multidisciplinary conference: call for papers. Read more

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5 August 2015 A win-win situation for all
An article on the BA Internship contributed by The Neonatal Trust. Read more
4 August 2015 Teaching and Research Excellence Awards
Victoria University of Wellington recognised some of its outstanding teachers, researchers and students at a function held at Parliament on Wednesday 22 July 2015.  Read more
31 July 2015 Anna Smaill's debut novel longlisted for Man Booker Prize
The Chimes, by the Victoria MA in Creative Writing graduate, has been longlisted for what is arguably the most prestigious literary prize in the English-speaking world. 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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Arts students learning from the best

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