The School of Social and Cultural Studies brings together the teaching, research and scholarship strengths of Criminology, Cultural Anthropology, Social Policy and Sociology.

You’ll study the 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.

Research excellence

Be inspired by our postgraduate student’s research topics.

Anthropology

Learn about the cultural lives of people from all over the world, and discover the diversities—and similarities—in human experiences and beliefs.

Available subjects

  • Cultural Anthropology
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Criminology

Study the nature and causes of crime, and consider how society responds to crime through community action or the criminal justice system. Strengthen your abilities in research and analysis, and improve your communication skills.

Available subjects

  • Criminology
  • Restorative Justice
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Sociology

Sociology makes sense of the social world—past, present and future. Learn how and why people organise themselves in different ways, and to think critically about the world we live in.

Available subjects

  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
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  • Internships available for Ba (Hons) students

    Dr Lorena Gibson is looking for three incoming BA (Honours) students to work with her on her Marsden-funded project East Side Orchestras: Music, Poverty, and Social Change

  • Society of Medical Anthropology in Aoteara

    On the 15th of February the Society of Medical Anthropology in Aotearoa (SOMAA) will be launched at a one-day symposium at Victoria University of Wellington.  Registrations due by 1 February 2017.