Postgraduate subjects

Discover the wide range of compelling postgraduate subjects on offer with the School of Languages and Cultures.

Asian Studies

Take advantage of the wide range of cultures and disciplines you can pursue in postgraduate Asian Studies and dig deeper into the area that most interests you.


Enrich your understanding of China’s ancient culture, literature and society, and enhance your command of the Chinese language.

Classical Studies

Build on your undergraduate degree, enhance your CV and expand your mind—explore modern viewpoints on the ancient world with postgraduate Classical Studies.


Expand your knowledge of French culture, society and literature, and take your fluency in the French language to the next level.


Build your fluency in the German language and deepen your understanding of German culture, society and literature.\


Enhance your command of Greek and your understanding of the literature and legacy of Greece and Rome with advanced study in classics at Victoria.


Develop an advanced command of the Italian language and take an in-depth look at Italian society, literature and culture.


Study Japan’s unique culture, literature and society in depth, and develop your command of the Japanese language.

Intercultural Communication and Applied Translation

Advance your translation skills and learn about the crucial role of communication across languages and cultures.


Enhance your command of Latin and your understanding of the literature and legacy of Rome with advanced study in classics at Victoria.

Literary Translation Studies

Join New Zealand’s only specialist literary translation programme and research the theory and practice of literary translation.

Pacific Studies

Build a more profound understanding of the Pacific's past influences and future possibilities, and develop the expertise to make your own contribution.

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Get an in-depth understanding of Spanish and Latin American culture, society and literature, and build your fluency in the Spanish language.