About Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences

Step into the vibrant and intellectually stimulating world of Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences, where a community of diverse scholars and experts thrives.

Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences

Our nationally and internationally recognized lecturers are at the forefront of their fields, exploring real-world issues that are relevant to society today.

With a dynamic curriculum that is focused on fostering a diversity of skills and experiences, we aim to equip our students with the tools they need to excel in their careers and make a difference in the world. Come join us in our mission to shape the leaders of tomorrow!


Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences.  We are a vibrant school of expert researchers and teachers, and we provide a wide range of exciting subject options.

We offer majors in Anthropology, Environmental Planning, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Social Policy, and minors in all of those subjects as well as Ethics, Gender and Sexuality Studies, International  Relations, Public Policy, and a specialisation in Geographic Information Systems. We offer a  wide range of papers across the social sciences, at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training levels.

Te Kura Aronui offers something for everyone. Our students are the policy analysts, community workers, environmental planners and social science researchers of the future. Come and talk to us about your study plans!

Dr Justine Kingsbury
Acting Head of School

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