At AUT you study society at many levels from individuals, families, communities, whānau, aiga, iwi, groups, organisations, governments and cultures through to the global system in which we live.
Studying social sciences and public policy can open up a wide range of careers that involve understanding and working with people and organisations. An understanding of social sciences is useful for many fields, from the private sector to education and government. Study with us and become familiar with several disciplines within the social sciences including conflict resolution, criminology and psychology. Our Bachelor of Arts is flexible and you can tailor it to suit your interests and career goals.
Recent activityHead of the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Professor Judy McGregor has written the following articles for the NZ Herald about the forthcoming New Zealand general election.
Bachelor of Arts overview
In addition to the above majors, a variety of minors and electives give you the opportunity to broaden your programme of study.
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Philosophy
Master of Human Rights
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology *Subject to CUAP approval
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts
Certificate in Social Sciences
AUT School of Social Sciences and Public Policy
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Last updated: 21-Sep-2017 10.00am
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.