School of Social Sciences


The motto of the University of Waikato is Ko Te Tangata (“For the People”) and this viewpoint is central to the teaching and research in the School of Social Sciences. We are an intellectually diverse community of scholars and our curriculum covers subjects that will enable you to think critically about how individuals and groups in society relate to each other.

Your studies with us are designed to enhance your chosen career as well as the multifaceted communities in which we live. I welcome you to the School and wish you the very best in your endeavors.

Professor Bruce Curtis
Head of School