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
AUT Edge Award winners
Synchrotron to be used in research
AUTSA's Foodie Godmother pantry
AUT's new Professors
Emeritus Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop
AUT Edge Award winners
Gaining skills for the workplace
14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
Synchrotron to be used in research
Five AUT Marsden Fund grants
08 Nov, 2018
Five projects led by AUT researchers have been granted funding totalling $3.58 million in new research for the university, in this Marsden Fund round.
AUTSA's Foodie Godmother pantry
Can you help the Foodie Godmother?
02 Nov, 2018
AUTSA’s Foodie Godmother needs donations of food and personal hygiene products for students in need. Can you help?
AUT's new Professors
New Professors and Associate Professors
01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Emeritus Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop
AUT awards Emeritus Professor
26 Oct, 2018
AUT has awarded Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop the title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of her contributions to Pacific development iss

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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