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

Kaden Wilson
Tenisha Kumar
Jazz Robson
Sarah Bowyer
Sharelle Govignon-Sweet
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Marilyn Waring
Dr David Hall
 Dr Chamari Kithulgoda
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Māori women who commit crime demonised
23 Oct, 2019
Newspapers often depict Māori women as intrinsically bad and unworthy of readers’ sympathy while being empathic with Pākehā women, Dr Antje Deckert says.
Marilyn Waring
An inspiring and influential woman
21 Oct, 2019
The BBC has revealed its list of the top 100 inspiring and influential women of 2019 - and Professor Marilyn Waring is among them.
Online voting won’t engage more youth
09 Oct, 2019
While the convenience would no doubt be popular with many, online voting would not solve the historical low turnout rates, says Dr Julienne Molineaux.
Dr David Hall
Universities shouldn't host untruths
08 Oct, 2019
Free speech absolutism is threatening to storm our universities. But like other bad ideas, this is where it should be snuffed out, writes Dr David Hall.
 Dr Chamari Kithulgoda
CSDA presents at Bloomberg D4GX
01 Oct, 2019
AUT's Centre for Social Data Analytics has presented at an event that aims to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

School of Social Sciences and Public Policy
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Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets
Auckland City
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