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Social Sciences degrees in New Zealand

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Study a Social Sciences degree in New Zealand in 2024

Social sciences as an academic discipline looks at the study of society and human behaviour. This also includes how people interact with each other and the world around them, and how this effects the way in which society develops, and how this influences the world. There are several subject areas within social sciences, these include things such as anthropology, economics, linguistics, politics and psychology, among others.

Graduates of a degree in social sciences will have a wide range of career paths available to them. These include social worker, human resource manager, political researcher, journalist, and counsellor, among others.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as possible group projects. Depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Modern Society
  • Social Problems and Social Change
  • Human Rights
  • Sociology of Death
  • Humanitarianism

Study in New Zealand

New Zealand would be an excellent choice for any international student looking to study abroad. With a diverse and extremely friendly population, students from all over the world would feel welcomed, and find it easy to integrate into their local student community. New Zealand's higher education system has a reputation for encouraging students to think for themselves and participate in cutting edge research projects. As an international student in New Zealand, you will have access to 8 highly ranked universities, all ranked in the top 500 of the QS World University rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in New Zealand for international students.

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