Humanities and social sciences

Humanities and social science graduates have developed flexibility, creativity, and critical thinking—attributes that are crucial in a changing workforce.

Art History

Art History students develop a broad understanding of interpreting visual information and making valuable historical, psychological and cultural connections.


Classics graduates have skills in analysing and interpreting ancient culture, languages and events that laid the foundations for aspects of our lives today.


Find out how to use the skills gained from studying Criminology to understand and contribute to improving the criminal justice system.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology graduates understand how culture shapes our lives and our social, economic and political structures.

English Literature

English Literature graduates gain an in-depth understanding of the written language and can analyse, interpret, edit, and communicate to a high standard.


Film students learn to read, understand, interpret, and communicate visual information that allows them to bring their skills to a range of jobs and industries.


History graduates have skills in analysing, interpreting and presenting complex historical information and data that they use in a wide range of work settings.

Languages and cultures

Knowledge of different languages and cultures expands our minds, transforms our experience of the world and brings benefits to local and global economies.

Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Skills in the description of language and language use can lead to diverse careers from language teacher to software designer.

Māori Studies

Skills in tikanga and te reo Māori are in high demand and an understanding of the Māori worldview is crucial to success in a range of enterprises.

Media Studies

Learning to critically analyse the way media tell stories and the impact of these stories can develop highly relevant, transferable skills in students.

Pacific Studies and Samoan Studies

Pacific Studies and Samoan Studies graduates understand how Pacific history, culture and language shape peoples and societies.


The ability to question and to think, nurtured through the study of Philosophy, is increasingly sought after in high growth sectors such as technology.

Political Science and International Relations

Political Science and International Relations graduates understand diplomacy, conflict, power structures, and politics in a globalised world.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies students develop a critical and analytical understanding of human beliefs and the ways they interact with all aspects of human existence.


Sociology graduates’ critical thinking skills and in-depth understanding of individual and group interactions make their skills valuable in any role or team.


Practical and theoretical skills gained through the production and critical analysis of theatre can be applied in a wide range of settings.