Pre-degree study: Certificate in Social Sciences

The Certificate in Social Sciences offers the opportunity to gain entrance to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences or Psychology and other relevant qualifications at AUT.

The certificate improves study skills, introduces social science concepts and increases confidence in a university setting. It also provides a foundation for social services, community work and other human services work.

Programme code: AK3724
Level: 4
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / equivalent part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018

Entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12
  • 48 credits at level 2 and 8 credits at level 1 or higher in one of the following subjects:
    • Classical Studies
    • Drama
    • English
    • Geography
    • Health Education
    • History
    • History of Art
    • Media Studies
    • Social Studies
    • Business Studies
    • Economics
    • Physical Education
    • Te Reo Maori
    • Te Reo Rangatira.
  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of the appropriateness of NCEA subjects to the study of Social Sciences


COMM401 Introduction To Academic Writing
COMM590 Communication and Presentation Systems
ECON480 Economics and Society
POLS480 Politics and Society
PSYC480 Human Development and Social Behaviour
SOSC480 Introduction To New Zealand Society
SOSC481 Analysis of New Zealand Social Data
SOSC482 Aotearoa and Pasifika Studies

Last updated: 02-Mar-2017 12.10pm

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