Humanities and social science

Humanities and social science graduates develop flexibility, creativity and critical thinking—attributes highly valued by employers in a changing workforce.


Cultural Anthropology graduates understand how culture shapes our lives and our social, economic and political structures.

Art history

Art History graduates develop a broad understanding of interpreting visual information and making valuable historical. psychological and cultural connections.


In a fast-changing world of work, the Classic graduate's ability to think in abstract terms is one of their most desirable transferable skills.


Criminology graduates examine the nature, causes and constructs of crime and how society reacts.


The ability to access and communicate language is as essential as the ability to analyse and interpret data.


The insights and understandings gained from academic study of film are critical to success in creative roles in a range of sectors.


Research and report-writing draw on the skills that the study of History develops; where and how to access information, how to interpret and to present it.

Languages and cultures

Knowledge of different languages and cultures expands our minds, transforms our experience of the world and brings benefits to local and global economies.

Linguistics and applied language studies

Skills in the description of language and language use can serve you in diverse careers from language teacher to software engineer.

Māori Studies

Having a greater understanding of tikanga and te reo Māori is personally enriching and enhances your employability.

Media Studies

Learning to critically analyse how media tell stories and the impact these stories have on people can develop highly relevant, transferrable skills in students.

Pacific Studies and Samoan Studies

Having a Pacific perspective and language skills are highly marketable in Aotearoa and throughout the Pacific.


The ability to question and think, nurtured through the study of Philosophy,are increasingly sought in high growth sectors such as technology.

Political Science and International Relations

Learn the language and concepts to explain, justify and criticise the modern world and develop analysis and leadership skills.

Religious Studies

The ability to understand individual and social beliefs and motivations.can be used to resolve conflicts and enhance communications in any workplace.


Skills gained through both the production and critical analysis of theatre can be applied in a wide range of settings.


Sociology graduates have an in-depth understanding of human interactions that are valuable in client-focused or team-based work places.