There are many unique cultures that make up the Pacific region – a community of explorers with strong traditions and identity.
You will navigate through the history of the Pacific Ocean, and beyond into modern day issues of politics, climate change, and economic relations between the islands, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific region.
- Learn about the history of the Pacific, the unique cultures that make up the region, and the politics of its surrounding nations.
- Examine Pasifika artefacts with UC’s Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown | Macmillan Brown Library, containing original works dating from the 18th century including art, literature, and photographs.
The Pacific region is continuing to grow its international participation and cultural influence, in a time known as ‘the century of the Pacific’. Aotearoa has strengthening connections with the Pacific islands and our political and multicultural identity is also changing as a result, so there are many different careers this study can lead you to.
Some career pathways could include:
- Community development
- International relations
- Archive curation and conservation
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies
Phone +64 3 369 3377
Level 3, Psychology building – see campus maps
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
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