The School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies examines cultural, artistic, intellectual and spiritual traditions that have shaped, and continue to shape, today's world.

The School offers a fascinating range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which help you understand and appreciate some of the most important parts of our contemporary culture and its heritage.

Art History

Humans have used images to make sense of the world for millennia. Learn how to interpret art and images, and develop skills in research, analysis and writing.

Available subjects

  • Art History
  • Museum and Heritage Studies
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The legacies of ancient Greece and Rome are still with us today—in the language we speak, in our political systems and in our literature, arts and culture.

Available subjects

  • Classical Studies
  • Greek
  • Latin
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Religious Studies

Religion plays a big part in human experience, society and culture. Learn about the nature and history of religions, and the role they play in the world we live in today.

Available subjects

  • Religious Studies
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Study museum and heritage practice

Get the practical skills, theory and sector experience you need to work as a museum and heritage professional, with a range of one-year qualifications.

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  • Annual Epeli Hau'ofa Lecture

    Dr Peter Brunt will deliver the 2016 AAPS annual Epeli Hau’ofa lecture at Macquarie University.

  • Kiwi Classics on Tour

    Jeff Tatum recently delivered talks at various universities in the United States.

  • Ronald Woolf Memorial Endowment

    The Art History Programme and Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi at Victoria University of Wellington jointly administer the Ronald Woolf Memorial Endowment—a generous gift of the Woolf family, presented to Victoria University of Wellington in 2015 in recognition of the contribution to photography by the late Ronald Woolf.