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

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The go-to place for criminology articles, commentaries, videos and news.

Kymberley Jack

Inspector for the Office of the Inspectorate at the Department of Corrections

Since graduating with a degree in Criminology, I have also worked at the Court of Appeal, the National Intelligence Centre (New Zealand Police) and the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

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Social Scientist job in the building industry for Sociology graduate

"The work I do at the Building Research Association of New Zealand is very similar to what I had to do to complete my post-graduate degree at Victoria".

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Orin Lockyer graduate
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  • Joyce Chan Award

    Scholarship opportunity

    This Scholarhip is open to students in the final year of their BA and Honours students to apply.  The scholarship is for students enrolling in Honours or Masters in 2020. The Joyce (Liew Chui Ha) Chan essay award will be made for the best essay on a topic on Asian women.

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  • Riot . Strike . Commune

    Joshua CloverThe Standing Rock encampment against the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016-17 continued the tradition…

    Venue: MYLT220 (Murphy Building) Kelburn Campus