Part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, you can expect to learn from us current analyses of how societies and cultures are formed, how they are governed, how they break down and how we might envisage new and viable future social and cultural systems.
"We contribute to a strong and vibrant social science presence here at Victoria University". Read more from Brigitte.
Wide ranging and transferable skills equip many Sociology graduates with more than enough to succeed in the professional world.
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Sociology PhD student, Sarah Revell-Dennett, is looking into the ethical principles behind the euthanasia debate in New Zealand. She believes that public discussion and engagement are important. Read more about Sarah's research.
Shanna will be looking into New Zealand's anti-human trafficking legislation and how helper organisations conceptualise commercial human trafficking. Read more about Shanna's research
Why are giant corporations now seeking cultural expertise? Read more
Enrol now for SOSC 306, Special Topic: Sociology of Popular Culture! Come and delve into studies of the relationships between popular cultures, social groups, and individuals. Concepts such as popular rituals, cultural capital, imagined communities, postfeminism, surveillance and confession will also be explored. Read more
Morning teas encourage community and collegiality amongst the School of Social and Cultural Studies' postgraduate students. Read more about our postgraduate students
Criminology student Haezreena (Reena) Abdul Hamid, an Advocate & Solicitor in Malaysia, has come to New Zealand to research the life narratives of migrant women who have been arrested and detained in various detention centres in Malaysia. Read more about Reena.
Expressions of interest are invited from university graduates to work part-time as tutors in undergraduate Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy courses in trimester 2 2015.