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.
Be inspired by our postgraduate student’s research topics.
Learn about the cultural lives of people from all over the world, and discover the diversities—and similarities—in human experiences and beliefs.
- Cultural Anthropology
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.
- Restorative Justice
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.
- Social Policy
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Last week in Wellington saw two incidents from separate schools in which teenage boys demonstrated their entitlement to make sexually derogatory comments about girls and women on Facebook pages.
In 2017 Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington will celebrate 50 years since it was founded