Faculty of Arts
Departments and schools
Our departments and schools teach and research across a wide range of subject areas in the humanities, social sciences and languages.
Welcome to the Department of Anthropology. Our teaching and research covers archaeology, biological anthropology, ethnomusicology and social anthropology.
We specialise in linguistics, language teaching and learning and English as a Second Language.
Welcome to the Department of Art History. We are interested in the study of art from antiquity to the contemporary.
Welcome to the School of Asian Studies, New Zealand’s largest university department specialising in Asia and Asian languages.
Welcome to the Department of Classics and Ancient History, where you can study Ancient History, Classical Studies, Greek and Latin.
Welcome to Centre for Development Studies, which houses an internationally recognised postgraduate programme.
Welcome to the Department of English, where you can study literature, creative and expository writing and critical theory.
The School of European Languages and Literatures offers a range of leading courses and research, within and outside Continental Europe, in European languages, cultures, literatures, linguistics and translation.
Welcome to the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies, the leading department of its kind in New Zealand.
Welcome to the Department of History where you can develop an understanding of the past and discover how the past influences the present and can shape the future.
The Department of Māori Studies is committed to preserving, enhancing and advancing all aspects of Māori language, culture and society.
The Centre for Pacific Studies is a focal point for the study of the Pacific and activities that encourage an understanding of the Pacific.
Welcome to New Zealand's largest philosophy department.
Welcome to the Department of Political Studies. Our teaching and research focuses on international relations, political theory, politics and the media, comparative politics and public policy.
Welcome to the Department of Sociology. We are concerned with the development, structure and functioning of modern society.
The School of Theology offers specialist qualifications in Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History, and Practical Theology.