A-Z of Arts subjects
Anthropology is a wide-ranging discipline that studies culture, society and the ways people around the world live.
Studying Art History and Theory develops expertise in how to look at things in detail and provides windows into histories and cultures.
The Chinese language courses offered at UC are suitable for a range of learners, including business people.
Our courses reflect the global scope of film history by covering a wide range of films and directors through the eras.
Our Strategic Communication students learn how to communicate complex information to the wider public.
Classics courses teach the Latin and Greek languages, and the history, literature, and art of the ancient world.
In Cultural Studies, 'culture' is understood very broadly, but with a strong emphasis on local everyday life.
Digital Humanities develops critical understanding of digital technologies and their role in scholarship and culture.
Economics is the study of decisions about the production, exchange, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Education focuses on three core areas: learning, child and adolescent development, and social and cultural studies.
To study English is to learn the history of the English language and the importance of literature in our culture.
Are you curious about how the English language works or fascinated by how it has changed over time?
Studying Europe from afar provides perspective and a basis for comparative analysis.
Fine Arts allows students to specialise in their chosen field while also exploring the liberal arts.
UC's long-running and popular French department offers a major in French, and teaches language, culture, and history courses.
Studying Geography will allow you to take an informed and analytical view of our changing world, and of your place in it.
German studies encompass language and culture, such as significant artistic, intellectual, and historical developments.
Health Sciences provides students with a non-clinical degree and a multidisciplinary introduction to a range of health issues.
History offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in British, European, global, and Aotearoa New Zealand history.
Human Services can lead to careers in education, law enforcement, health, community, and other social service areas.
Japanese at UC offers courses that cover a broad range of subjects, including language, literature, and culture.
The Journalism programme at UC produces multiskilled journalists who find work across the spectrum of media fields.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It bridges the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences.
Explore the culture, knowledge, and philosophies of Māori and indigenous peoples.
Mathematics is a living subject with new processes, techniques, and theories constantly being devised, tested, and explored.
Media and Communication enables students to understand profound societal shifts.
Our students are trained to become practitioners in the global music industry and its dynamic employment market.
Pacific Studies explores the navigation and settlement of the Pacific Ocean, including the first settlement of New Zealand.
Philosophy will be enjoyed by anyone who is fascinated by ideas, who likes to think and to explore, and who is curious.
Communities and their decision-making processes are our focus.
Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) internships involve community engagement, enterprise, and innovation.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and associated biological, cognitive, and social processes in humans and animals.
Russian is an important language, spoken by some 150 million people, and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Social Work draws on interdisciplinary studies, to provide skills, knowledge, and personal influence to effect change.
Sociology is where human experiences – individual and public – meet to investigate the structure of societies.
Learning Spanish offers access to a rich ancient and modern culture and language, and to an active community of learners on campus.
Statistics is a rapidly advancing science with many avenues for study and work. Most disciplines use statistics in some form.