Humanities and social science

Humanities and social science graduates develop flexibility, creativity and critical thinking—attributes highly valued by employers in a changing workforce.


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

Art History

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


Classics graduates develop skills in analysing and interpreting ancient culture, languages and and events that laid the foundation for aspects of our lives toda


Criminology graduates examine the nature, causes and constructs of crime and how society reacts to it.


English Literature graduates gain an in-depth understanding the of 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 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 how media tell stories and the impact these stories have on people can develop highly relevant, transferrable 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 think, nurtured through the study of Philosophy, are increasingly sought 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.


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


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