Challenge your ideas and cultivate your creativity at Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our diverse range of courses and location in the nation’s capital and cultural heart will provide you with unrivalled opportunities to build your future.

QS Subject Focus Summit: Politics and International Studies

Join international delegates for two days of thought-provoking sessions exploring 'Power shifts in the Asia-Pacific: Large and small state perspectives' at the QS Subject Focus Summit in February 2020.

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Learn from the best

If you’re after a world-class education, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers you subjects that rank in the top 100 global universities.

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Enhance your career prospects

Learn how you can incorporate work-related learning and industry engagement into your degree.

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  • Ongoing victims of Havelock North’s water crisis

    Three summers after the devastation that crippled Havelock North in Hawke's Bay, Dr Sarah Monod de Froideville from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Institute of Criminology looks at the lasting effects on many of those who fell ill.

  • FHSS staff and alumni among Wellington Theatre Award winners

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences staff and alumni have been recognised at the 2019 Wellington Theatre Awards at the ceremony on Sunday 8 December. The Wellington Theatre Awards annually celebrate the innovation, originality, and collaboration in the Wellington theatre community.