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
Sarah Bowyer
Tenisha Kumar
Sharelle Govignon-Sweet
Jazz Robson
Najmah Usamn
the fertility scene in NZ
190517_Tim Maloney
Marilyn Waring Current BWB
More transitional than transformational
11 Jun, 2019
Is the Government's well-being budget transformational? Dr David Hall from The Policy Observatory weighs in.
Najmah Usamn
Reflecting two months after the shooting
24 May, 2019
Muslim and AUT PhD student Najmah Usman writes how she is heartened and has learnt a lot in wake of the tragedy.
the fertility scene in NZ
Unequal access to fertility treatment
23 May, 2019
The disadvantaged are being forced to the DIY fertility scene because of the high-cost of New Zealand's regulated industry, writes Sharyn Graham Davies.
190517_Tim Maloney
New head of social sciences
17 May, 2019
The new Head of School for AUT's School of Social Sciences and Public Policy is to be Professor Tim Maloney.
Marilyn Waring Current BWB
The Political Years
16 May, 2019
Professor Marilyn Waring’s autobiographical account of her extraordinary years in parliament, will be explored at the Auckland Writers Festival.

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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