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Te Puna Mārama | The School of Social Sciences is home to Anthropology; Conflict and Terrorism Studies; Criminology; Development Studies; Gender Studies; Health and Society; Politics and International Relations; Public Policy; and Sociology.
We are the largest grouping of academic social scientists in Aotearoa and provide a focus for social scientists working at the University of Auckland.
Contact advisers and discipline convenors, and find people in the School of Social Sciences.
From archaeologists to filmmakers to policymakers, our researchers explore power, inequality, conflict, gender, class, technologies and creative expression.
A selection of forms and guides available for students in the School of Social Sciences.
What's going on in the Faculty of Arts.
Anthropology is the study of human beings in all times and places.
Conflict and Terrorism Studies looks at both the causes of terrorism and conflict, and ways to resolve them.
Criminology focuses on both the causes of crime and the different ways societies respond to deviance.
Development Studies engages with the critical issues of social change that are transforming global society.
Explore human interaction and management within organisations and ask questions about the nature of business, employment and society.
Gender Studies is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of critical inquiry into how gender shapes our lives.
Explores health and well-being through critical social science lenses and cultural context.
Study the political structures, processes and relationships that govern our everyday lives, both here in New Zealand and across the globe.
Studying Public Policy can develop your potential for leadership in the public sector.
Sociology explores topical social issues and seeks to understand the modern world.
Get a preview of what it's like studying Social Sciences as our lecturers tackle a range of issues from different academic perspectives.
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