Centre for Science in Society: fully online courses available as part of your degree or for professional development  

Do you ever wonder why sometimes a wealth of scientific evidence leads to effective change – and sometimes it doesn’t? Do you ever wonder how social, political, and economic contexts shape the science done within them? How feasible is a predator free New Zealand? Are we doing enough to combat climate change? These are the […]

Postgraduate certificate in science (science in society)  

Interested in science communication? Looking to upskill in your current job? Study part-time and gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Science (Science in Society) with Te Herenga Waka to add more skills to your repertoire. Study in person or hybrid across theory- and practice-based courses where you’ll learn key science communication theory, how to put that […]

Develop expertise and perspectives on how arts, humanities and Indigenous approaches can engage with scientific, technical and environmental issues.

We are currently reaching out to new potential student communities for our offerings on how arts, humanities and Indigenous knowledges relate to science, technology and the environment. Some courses include creative and practice-based components, and are available across the University at second, third and fourth year level. They could be included, for example, in a […]

t3 science in society courses

While many of our students are preparing final assessments for their T2 courses, we in CSIS are busy getting our summer courses up online. We have a busy teaching schedule lined up for trimester three, with the following courses all launching soon. SCIS101 Science in everyday life Our 100-level Science in Society paper is currently […]

Masters scholarship available

We are delighted to announce a call for applications for a new Masters scholarship as part of the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society’s Force of Nature Centennial History Project (2020). The Force of Nature Masters Scholarship is a one-off, $2000 scholarship to give a graduate student an opportunity to contribute to the centennial history […]

Tips, tricks, thoughts and support for colleagues transitioning to an online space

Here at the Centre for Science in Society, we’ve been teaching online and blended courses for several years. Our courses have high completion rates and receive really positive student evaluations. We know many of our colleagues in and beyond Aotearoa are currently trying to adapt face-to-face courses to online formats amidst the upheavals of Covid-19. […]

major in science communication

We are delighted to now be offering Aotearoa’s first undergraduate major in Science Communication. The Science Communication major can be taken as part of either the Bachelor of Science or the new Bachelor of Communications degree. Students benefit from a unique degree structure, as they pair the major with a minor in their choice of […]

enrolments open for the masters of science in society 2020 intake

Enrolments are now open for the Master of Science in Society (MScSoc) 2020 intake. The MScSoc prepares students to face complex contemporary challenges at the interface of science and society. The programme is taught by academics who work across history of science, the environmental humanities, the anthropology of science and medicine, mātauranga Māori and science […]