Studying Human Services gives you the opportunity to learn research skills and choose courses in particular areas of study, maximising your ability to develop more focused career directions within your degree.
Students majoring in subjects such as Psychology, Law, Education, Management and Sociology also have the opportunity to strengthen the human service component of their studies by including HSRV courses.
Why study Human Services at University of Canterbury?
At UC, courses include a focus on professional contexts and issues such as workplace bullying, management and supervision, and the dynamics of the worker-client relationship.
There are five broad pathways within the Human Services progamme at UC:
- Health and Family Systems – for those interested in health and well-being
- Work and Organisational Systems – gain knowledge to implement change in organisational systems, to consider critical debates within policy, as well as to develop skills in organisational communication
- Youth Development – looks at youth culture and youth work and relevant development organisations
- Local and Global Community Development – an area of growing popularity in New Zealand and overseas
- Violence and Criminal Justice Systems – many Human Services courses make use of UC staff specialisation in the areas of violence and provision of services across different contexts. Most of these courses consider violence as a contemporary and historical issue.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Human Services
- Introduction to Human Services and Practice in Aotearoa
- Violence in Society
- Youth Realities
- Communication in the Human Services
- Human Behaviour and Human Systems
- Policy Debates in the Social Services
- Culture, Indigeneity and Citizenship: Critical Debates for the Human Services
- Child Protection Practice
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- To participate in Human Services courses at UC, all that is required is an enquiring mind, an openness to diversity, and an interest in what people do to and with each other. Mature students are often able to bring a wealth of life experience to the study of Human Services.
International19721 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19721 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National4840 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
- National Students - 7,535 NZD
- International Students -30,700 NZD
Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way to fund your university study.
Student loans and allowances
For domestic students, the most common option for funding your study is the New Zealand government's student loans and allowances. Here you can learn more about what they cover, and how to apply.
Overseas financial aid
If you are an international student coming to UC, you may be eligible for tuition or other financial aid from your home country, so make sure to check all your overseas financial aid options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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