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.

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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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A climate protest march with protesters hold up a giant globe.
Climate emergency: Inspire hope not fear
01 Dec, 2020
A declaration of a climate emergency is not the same as action.
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A roadmap for action on climate finance
10 Nov, 2020
AUT academics have helped put together a comprehensive new report on how we can reform our financial system to help fight the climate crisis.
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Increasing wellbeing of trainee doctors
22 Oct, 2020
New research establishes an association between the daily mood of trainee doctors and their intention to quit.
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Employment relations journal now free
13 Oct, 2020
The New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations will now make itself available free on Tuwhera, AUT’s open access journal hosting service.
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Do we follow or lead on climate change?
06 Oct, 2020
When the Zero Carbon Act was passed, back in pre-Covid times, the Prime Minister insisted “New Zealand will not be a slow follower” on climate change.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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