Choose a course in humanities and social sciences and one day you could be helping to make Australia a more fair, humane and innovative society. Pick from a range of diverse career opportunities from anthropology and foreign affairs to politics and international community development.
Learning key skills, transferable across a range of industries, you’ll develop an aptitude for communicating effectively, problem-solving, analysis, investigation, evidence-based decision making and critical thinking.
Disciplines within humanities and social sciences
- Australian studies
- Cultural heritage and museum studies
- Human rights and international law
- Humanitarian assistance
- International and community development
- International relations
- Middle East studies
- Politics and policy
- Studies of religions
Gain the skills and know-how for a successful and rewarding career
Make your mark in the world today through a rich career doing what you love. Humanities and social sciences is all about studying people, languages and the world around us, meaning you have a chance to change lives, perspectives and build a better future.
Courses that lead to careers
Our courses stay relevant and lead to excellent career outcomes, thanks to the key industry representatives who sit on our advisory boards. They offer direction on curriculums based on what’s affecting industry now and in the future.
Gain industry experience
A number of internships are available to humanities and social sciences students, providing work experience and networking opportunities before you graduate.
I have travelled to 27 countries, across four continents and completed four international work placements in Argentina, India, Malawi and Kenya.
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce
Our courses are world class
Politics and international studies at Deakin are in the top one per cent in the world according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings (2014).