Schools in the faculty of Culture and Society

The four schools in the Faculty of Culture and Society.

School of Education

The School of Education provides teacher education qualifications for aspiring teachers in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary who wish to teach in mainstream education settings such as centres, schools or higher education.

Operating out of two campuses, North Shore and South, the School of Education offers a range of qualifications from a pre-degree introductory certificate to doctoral studies.

Within the Bachelor of Education, we offer further specialisations in Montessori, Steiner or Pasifika teaching. The School of Education also offers specialist qualifications for school and industry career practitioners in career development.

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality, tourism and events involve some of New Zealand's largest industries and have traditionally provided outstanding employment opportunities for School of Hospitality and Tourism graduates in the local and international marketplace.

Education facilities at the School of Hospitality and Tourism are among the best in Australasia and many of our students are now building careers in the events, hospitality and tourism industries.

Students learn from the best and developing top level skills that open employment doors worldwide. AUT hospitality, tourism and events degrees are widely recognised in the industry, and acclaimed by the country's top hospitality and tourism operators.

Our experienced lecturers are passionate about their subjects and constantly draw on their own experience and research to inform their teaching.

School of Language and Culture

The study of language, society and culture is at the core of the broad spectrum of knowledge known as the humanities. In the School of Language and Culture students apply this knowledge to real-world issues such as intercultural communication, analysis of the media, language loss and language maintenance, refugee and migrant education and many other areas.

Learning at AUT is interactive, engaged and well supported by lecturers who are passionate about their respective areas of expertise.

Subjects areas include critical applied linguistics, intercultural and language competence, language teacher development, language and culture policy analysis, translation and interpreting, creative writing, new media, ESL, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and New Zealand Sign Language.

Research undertaken by postgraduate students and staff in the school breaks new ground examining diverse issues.

School of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Studying social sciences and public policy equips students for careers in the professions, the public and private sectors, and not-for-profit and community-based organisations.

Social sciences is about people, how they interact with each other at home, at play, in workplaces, in communities and in society. Public policy deals with priority setting by governments, public and private sector agencies and communities. It influences how we live.

A qualification from AUT's School of Social Sciences and Public Policy can open up a wide variety of careers that involve understanding and working with people and organisations in the private sector, education or government.

Throughout their studies, our students are exposed to several disciplines within the social sciences — conflict resolution, criminology, sociology and psychology.

Last updated: 27-Oct-2016 3.44pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.