Social Science (general)

Social Science is about the social science disciplines.

These disciplines include: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, religious studies and sociology.

Studying social science involves applying these disciplines to understand how humans behave and how New Zealand and other societies function.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Social scientist
  • Public policy analyst
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Social studies teacher
  • Journalist
  • Politician
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

149% of national
median earnings


Employment

64%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
25%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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