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Discover how societies work and evolve, and how we can participate in our world as informed and responsible citizens

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome! The School of Social Sciences is an exciting, vibrant place. We enjoy an international reputation for excellence in innovative research, outstanding teaching, professional leadership, and engagement in service to to the wider community.

Our dedicated staff and enthusiastic students invite you to:

 Our programmes engage with what it means to be human

Explore your options with the School of Social Sciences

Whether you are beginning one of our undergraduate programmes or joining us as a postgraduate student, the School of Social Sciences will provide you with the knowledge and skills that are essential for a rewarding career.

Take some time to explore the websites for our School and programmes, visit us on campus, and meet our staff. We look forward to seeing you!

Professor Lisa F. Smith
Head of the School of Social Sciences