AUT's language and culture programmes focus on language in its widest sense. Our courses cover 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.
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.
Undergraduate study in language and culture will give you a solid grounding in your chosen area.
You can add a minor in language and culture to your AUT bachelor’s degree. You can choose from:
Postgraduate study in language and culture will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.
We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across language and culture.More about our research
Immerse yourself in another culture while you study and have the adventure of your life. Check out where you can go on exchange – and read some stories from returned AUT students.
AUT’s Centre for Refugee Education provides an on-arrival education programme for resettled refugees. It works closely with the School of Language and Culture – Bachelor of Arts students often complete their workplace experience at the centre and many former refugees advance their English skills through the school’s programmes.
AUT’s Centre for Creative Writing offers an open and exciting learning environment where you can pursue your creative writing ideas and turn them into reality. Based in Auckland city, the centre offers multiple study pathways and the chance to gain advanced qualifications.