Pre-degree study: Certificate in Social Sciences

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The Certificate in Social Sciences offers the opportunity to gain entrance to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences or Psychology and other relevant qualifications at AUT.

The certificate improves study skills, introduces social science concepts and increases confidence in a university setting. It also provides a foundation for social services, community work and other human services work.

Programme code: AK3724
Level: 4
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / equivalent part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018

Entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12
  • 48 credits at level 2 and 8 credits at level 1 or higher in one of the following subjects:
    • Classical Studies
    • Drama
    • English
    • Geography
    • Health Education
    • History
    • History of Art
    • Media Studies
    • Social Studies
    • Business Studies
    • Economics
    • Physical Education
    • Te Reo Maori
    • Te Reo Rangatira.
  • Applicants will be selected on the basis of the appropriateness of NCEA subjects to the study of Social Sciences


LSKL403 Tertiary English and Critical Thinking
CONF400 Giving Peace a Chance
HIST500 Introduction to New Zealand History
SOSC481 Navigating the Data Jungle
CRIM400 Exploring Criminology
POLS480 People Power: Having your Say
PSYC480 Journey Through the Mind
SOSC480  Living in Aotearoa New Zealand

Last updated: 23-Feb-2018 2.34pm

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