Social sciences and public policy

Studying social sciences and public policy can open up a wide range of careers that involve understanding and working with people and organisations. At AUT you’ll study society at many levels – from individuals, families and communities, governments and cultures through to our global system.

You will become familiar with disciplines including conflict resolution, criminology and criminal justice, economics, psychology and social sciences.

Research in social sciences and public policy

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across social sciences and public policy.

More about our research

International student exchange

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.

Exchange for AUT students

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News
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Professor Denise Wilson
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Emeriti Professors
Jacinda-Ardern
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Party politics in local elections
16 Aug, 2019
AUT research shows that candidates affiliated to a central political party are more likely to win seats in Auckland local government.
Professor Denise Wilson
Ethnic disparities in child protection
19 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that Māori children are almost four times more likely to be placed out of home by child protection services.
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Climate emergency? Try revolution
18 Jul, 2019
New Zealand's climate emergencies don't look, sound or quack much like an emergency, writes Dr David Hall of The Policy Observatory at AUT.
Emeriti Professors
AUT appoints five Professors Emeriti
26 Jun, 2019
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has awarded the honorary title of Professor Emeritus to five senior professors.
Jacinda-Ardern
More transitional than transformational
11 Jun, 2019
Is the Government's well-being budget transformational? Dr David Hall from The Policy Observatory weighs in.

Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

School of Social Sciences and Public Policy
AUT Tower, Level 14
Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets
Auckland City
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