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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Energy Efficiency
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climate change
News pattern
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Homeschooling with limited English
19 May, 2021
Parents scrambled to homeschool their children during the Covid-19 lockdowns, but those who speak English as a second language found it particularly tough.
Energy Efficiency
AUT: How we managed to kill the ‘bill’
13 May, 2021
Despite 2020 being peppered with COVID lockdowns, they were not the only contributor to impressive savings for AUT’s energy bill.
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Dame Marilyn Waring on new WHO Council
12 May, 2021
The World Health Organisation has asked Dame Marilyn Waring to help come up with new strategies to build healthy societies.
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Timely unemployment data now available
07 May, 2021
New Zealand decision makers now have access to more frequent unemployment statistics thanks to a new tool.
climate change
Finance is critical for low-emissions
28 Apr, 2021
All the plans and strategies in the world to lower our emissions are of no practical worth unless someone invests in the outcomes.

Contact details

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