The School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies examines cultural, artistic, intellectual and spiritual traditions that have shaped, and continue to shape, today's world.

The School offers a fascinating range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which help you understand and appreciate some of the most important parts of our contemporary culture and its heritage.

World-class research

The School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies has an active and productive research culture.

Art History

Humans have used images to make sense of the world for millennia. Learn how to interpret art and images, and develop skills in research, analysis and writing.

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Available subjects

  • Art History
  • Museum and Heritage Studies


The legacies of ancient Greece and Rome are still with us today—in the language we speak, in our political systems and in our literature, arts and culture.

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Available subjects

  • Classical Studies
  • Greek
  • Latin

Religious Studies

Religion plays a major role in human experience, society and culture. Learn about the nature and history of religions, and the role they play in the world we live in today.

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Available subjects

  • Religious Studies

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  • Oroya and Melvin Day Postgraduate Scholarship for Art History

    In honour of the acclaimed New Zealand artist and Director of the National Art Gallery, Melvin Day, and his wife Oroya Day, a former lecturer in art history at Victoria University, a scholarship programme has been established by the Melvin and Oroya Day Trust (the Day Trust) to support MA or PhD students who have studied Art History at Victoria University of Wellington.

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