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, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies or Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira

Selection criteria

  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of the appropriateness of NCEA subjects to the study of social sciences

English language requirements

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

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:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

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