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

Sarah Bowyer
Tenisha Kumar
Sharelle Govignon-Sweet
Jazz Robson
Emily Griffin
News
Giving women real choices
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion
AUT Edge Award winners
Giving women real choices
Giving women real choices
12 Apr, 2019
Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies has been defending women's right to choose what they wear.
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones
Christchurch tragedy
15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley
Farewell to Professor Ian Shirley
23 Jan, 2019
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley was a friend and colleague to many as a researcher, leader, mentor, supervisor and notable person about the University.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion
Celebrating AUT through the years
21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
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.

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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