Why study Social Sciences?

The social sciences provide you with the tools to add value to society and to confront the more challenging topics of the modern world. 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.

Our goal at the University of Waikato is for you to be work-ready by the time you finish your qualification. Explore our wide range of study options below to see how studying in the social sciences could benefit you.

Get extra support with our broad range of scholarships

With our flexible teaching options you can study on-campus (Hamilton, Tauranga) or online

Learn from award winning professors

I enjoyed the people I met, the friends I made and the lecturers I had. They were passionate and inspired me to study further.

I enjoyed being taught by some of the most important indigenous academics in Aotearoa.

- Recent social sciences graduates

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School of Social Sciences

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Phone: 0800 800 145

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