Certificate in Social Sciences

The Certificate in Social Sciences prepares you for further study in the Bachelor of Arts and other qualifications at AUT.

Develop your understanding of the social sciences, increase your confidence in a university environment and improve your study skills. The programme can also serve as a foundation for a career in social services, community work and other human services.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits and eight level 1 credits or higher in one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education
  • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects above

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

Students who complete this programme successfully can apply for bachelor's degrees, in particular the Bachelor of Arts.

Bachelor of Arts

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3724
Level:
4
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$6,120
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$28,365
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.