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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Nathan Hessel

Frontline New Zealand Police role for Criminology graduate

A degree in Criminology has definitely helped me to understand why people do what they do. This helps me in my role in the NZ Police when I need to create solutions to the problems I'm faced with.

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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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