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Our diverse range of courses and location in the nation’s capital and cultural heart will provide you with unrivalled opportunities to build your future.

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If you’re after a world-class education, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers you subjects that rank in the top 100 global universities.

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Master the Fine Arts

Advance your design, film-making, music or theatre skills to prepare for a rewarding career in the creative industries

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  • Professor Helen Small

    Joining Tolkien’s world

    Victoria University of Wellington alumna Professor Helen Small has been appointed to one of the most prestigious English Literature positions in the world—the Merton Professorship of English Language and Literature at Oxford University, once held by J.R.R Tolkien.

  • Dr Marco Sonzogni

    Perseverance wins prize

    Reader in Translation Studies Dr Marco Sonzogni is set to receive an award for his trilogy on Eugenio Montale (1896–1981)—a poet, translator, literary critic and journalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975.

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  • FHSS postgraduate information evening

    Languages, cultures and literature, the creative arts, cultural anthropology, history in practice or international relations and political science?

    Venue: Maclaurin Lecture Theatre 103