Schools and associated units

Discover the many schools and units that make up the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

School of English, Film, Theatre, Media and Communication, and Art History

The School's five programmes all treat the arts of expression in the full range of media (textual, visual, theatrical, cinematic, televised, and digital).

School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

The disciplines within the School represent important fields of study that help students examine the world and its workings, past and present.

Te Kawa a Māui—School of Māori Studies

Te Kawa a Māui specialises in teaching and research on the Māori and Indigenous worlds, including Māori Studies, Te Reo Māori, and Māori Resource Management.

School of Languages and Cultures

The School offers undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate studies in a range of Asian, European and Pasifika languages, literatures, and cultures.

School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

The School has a world-class reputation for its teaching and research in the fields of Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, and TESOL.

School of Social and Cultural Studies

The School brings together teaching, research, and scholarship in Criminology, Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies, Social Policy, and Sociology.

New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī

Join New Zealand’s most renowned music school and benefit from our outstanding and comprehensive range of learning opportunities in music.

International Institute of Modern Letters

The IIML is the home of creative writing, focusing on contemporary and imaginative writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Miramar Creative Centre

Learn the finer arts of film-making, game design, visual effects, audio post-production and multimedia design with teaching direct from the experts.