Study Language and Culture

The study of language, society and culture is at the core of the broad spectrum of knowledge known as the humanities. AUT's language and culture programmes focus on language in its widest sense — creative writing, English and its relationship with new media, translation and interpreting, international studies and the importance of intercultural competencies, discourse analysis and language teaching.

At AUT you can also study a range of specific languages. Culture is at the heart of everything we do — we realise that language and culture are inextricably bound, one can't exist without the other.

In the news
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School of Language and Culture news and events.

Undergraduate programmes
Bachelor of Arts overview


Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Arts

Language and culture minors

Minors and electives give you the opportunity to broaden your programme of study.

  • Asian Studies
  • Language Teaching
  • Spanish

See the complete list of minors and electives

Postgraduate programmes
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Philosophy
Master of Arts Overview
Master of Arts — Applied Language Studies
Master of Creative Writing
Master of English and New Media Studies
Master of Professional Language Studies — Language Teaching
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) — Applied Language Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

Programme information
Undergraduate Study Guide 2018
Postgraduate Study Guide 2018
Timetable information

Diploma and certificate programmes
Diploma in English Language
Diploma in Chinese
Diploma in Japanese
Diploma in Interpreting and Translation (also available online).

English for university study
Certificate in English for Academic Study
Certificate in English Language 

Short courses
Language Teaching
NZ Sign Language and Deaf Culture

Application information
Apply online

Opportunities for students
Student exchange
Workplace experience
Technos International Week
Language assistants programme in Spain
Careers in language and culture (Future Career Sheets)

International partnerships

Research centres, affiliations and initiatives
Centre for Creative Writing
Asian Language Learning in Schools (ALLiS) Evaluation Research

Contact us
AUT School of Language and Culture
Level 8, AUT Tower (WT Building)
Corner Rutland and Wakefield Streets
Auckland 1010
Phone: 0800 AUT UNI

Last updated: 27-Feb-2018 2.02pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.