Human Services is a discipline in the social sciences that involves analysing, critiquing and debating the contexts, activities, structure and organisation of human service organisations and professions. Majoring or minoring in Human Services prepares graduates for positions in local, national, and global human service agencies, including in the third sector (not-for-profit organisations or NGOs) and government departments. We also offer the only postgraduate courses in Human Services in New Zealand.
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News, events and seminars
A University of Canterbury academic’s latest book examines recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the 20th century to the present – the first book of its type published in New Zealand.
UC graduate Simon Todd (Ngāi Tahu) is using his Fulbright Award to complete his PhD in Linguistics at Stanford University in California.
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