The study of language, society and culture is at the core of the broad spectrum of knowledge known as the humanities. AUT's language and culture programmes focus on language in its widest sense — creative writing, English and its relationship with new media, translation and interpreting, international studies and the importance of intercultural competencies, discourse analysis and language teaching.
At AUT you can also study a range of specific languages. Culture is at the heart of everything we do — we realise that language and culture are inextricably bound, one can't exist without the other.
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Bachelor of Arts overview
Language and culture minors
Minors and electives give you the opportunity to broaden your programme of study.
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Philosophy
Master of Arts Overview
Master of Arts — Applied Language Studies
Master of Creative Writing
Master of English and New Media Studies
Master of Professional Language Studies — Language Teaching
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) — Applied Language Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts
Diploma and certificate programmes
Certificate in Employment Skills English
Language Teaching: Specialisation in Teaching ESOL or International Languages
Diploma in English Language
Diploma in Chinese
Diploma in Japanese
Diploma in Interpreting and Translation (also available online).
Opportunities for students
Technos International Week
Language assistants programme in Spain
Careers in language and culture (Future Career Sheets)
Research centres, affiliations and initiatives
Centre for Creative Writing
Centre for Refugee Education
Asian Language Learning in Schools (ALLiS) Evaluation Research
AUT School of Language and Culture
Level 8, AUT Tower (WT Building)
Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets
Phone: 0800 AUT UNI
Last updated: 17-Jul-2017 1.56pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.