Sociology is the study of people, societies and social groups. The aim of sociology is to understand and explain aspects of social behaviour and relationships.
Sociology encourages the critical analysis of people's participation in social processes and focuses attention on the dynamics of power, inequality, social divisions, and personal and cultural identity. There is an emphasis on the way in which these dynamics and social structures change over time.
The subject matter of sociology traverses a broad range of topics including class, gender, and ethnicity; health, education and welfare; the media; politics; environmental issues; religion; social movements work; sport and leisure; and social policy.
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)
- Master of Arts (MA)
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
See the full list of Sociology (SOCI) papers.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Sociology
SOCI 101 Sociology of New Zealand Society
SOCI 102 Cultural and Social Identities
SOCI 201 Sociological Research in Practice
SOCI 301 Mixed Methods
198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Sociology
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Sociology
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Sociology is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).
Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology
Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in Sociology or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Sociology must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in Sociology prior to undertaking the thesis.
Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology - coursework option
Minor Subject Requirements
Sociology as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
|100-level||Two 100-level SOCI papers||36|
|200-level||Two 200-level SOCI papers||36|
One 300-level SOCI paper