School of Humanities

We have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research, driven by our belief that the humanities are of intrinsic value to society today.

We are a global leader in the humanities, ranked 28th in the world for Arts and Humanities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

About the school

Contact advisers and discipline convenors, and find people in the School of Humanities in the University Directory.

Our people

We study how people, past and present, use art, literature, contemplation and action to bring meaning to life.

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What's going on in the Faculty of Arts.

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We host the Auckland History Initiative, Shakespeare fellows and writers-in-residence, publish journals and websites, and put on performances.

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A selection of forms and guides available for students.

Forms and guides

Art History is the study of visual images and objects.

Study Art History

Study the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, and Pharaonic Egypt.

Study ancient cultures

You can combine the literary study of drama with experience in all aspects of performance.

Study Drama

English involves the study of texts of all kinds.

Study English

Learning Ancient Greek can provide you with access to Greek literature and thought in the original language.

Study Greek

History gives you an insight into the forces that have shaped our world and ourselves.

Study History

Latin was the language of the ancient Romans, and for 1500 years the principal international language of Europe.

Study Latin

Logic and Computation is the study of the development of computer languages.

Study Logic and Computation

Museums and Cultural Heritage develops an understanding of museums and heritage practices in visual and material culture.

Study museums

Philosophy examines fundamental questions about human nature and our place in the world.

Study Philosophy

Religion is complex, always changing, and is key to understanding how people think and act both locally and globally.

Study religion