Learn from the best
Through excellence in research and teaching, staff in the humanities, social sciences and creative arts prepare students to make a difference in their communities and workplaces. Arts graduates are able to think critically and analytically, develop creative solutions to challenging problems, and communicate ideas effectively. Our lecturers are actively involved in research and publishing in their specialist areas, so you will be taught by staff at the forefront of knowledge. UC’s teachers make learning interesting; many receive international and national awards for the quality of their teaching, such as the NZ Marsden Grant, UC's own Teaching Award.
Innovation and collaboration
UC Arts hosts a number of research centres. Among them is the National Centre for Research on Europe, UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive and the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies. UC’s research centres collaborate innovatively with research partners, including many businesses and community organisations involved in the Canterbury rebuild.
UC Faculty of Arts | Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in Education, English Language and Literature, Geography, Linguistics, Psychology, Statistics and Operational Research, and Sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018).