Study at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Study in ALPSS

Undergraduate Study

As an undergraduate student with FASS you have five world-class degrees to choose from, along with a huge range of subjects to study towards your chosen qualification. We also offer certificates and diplomas. Be sure to check your eligibility for any scholarships.

Graduate Study in FASS

Graduate Study

The possibilities for graduate and postgraduate study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are extensive. We welcome all graduate and postgraduate students who intend to study in the Faculty, whether your undergraduate degree was taken at The University of Waikato or whether you completed your first degree at another tertiary institution. Our academic staff are leading experts in their respective fields, and are widely published in top academic journals and in print. They are able to meet, correspond with and supervise students on matters relating to their expertise and interests. FASS graduate advisers are able to assist you in the planning of your programme of study, there are scholarships, including awards funded by FASS, and FASS may also be able to provide funding for graduate research-related expenses and conference attendance.

Maori Students

Māori Students

Māori students flourish in FASS, both at undergraduate and graduate level, and our graduates go on to do great things. The Faculty offers orientation activities, academic tutoring, mentoring, programme and course advice, study wānanga and other helpful initiatives for Māori students through Te Aka Matua. We also hold whakawhanaungatanga activities, or social get-togethers, throughout the year to bring Māori students together. The Takawaenga Māori/Mentor Coordinator is the first point of contact for course advice and degree planning.

International Students

International Students

FASS offers students a range of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate qualifications that are recognized and respected around the world. We provide support services for our international students over and above University-wide support from Waikato International.



Critical reasoning, clarity of thought, the capability of carrying out thoroughgoing research and analysis, creativity, and cultural competency are the transferable skills that both public and private sector employers place a premium on, and which a FASS qualification will equip you with.