About us

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The study of humanities and social sciences is the heart and soul of all great universities around the world. This is certainly the case at Deakin University.

It is a very exciting time to be studying the disciplines within our School. Australia will play an important role during the Asian Century and knowledge of our place in this new global environment will provide you opportunities to live satisfying lives as well-informed, engaged and practical-minded citizens.

You will benefit from discipline-based knowledge in order to understand how societies function in local and global settings; what forces and great events have shaped the modern world; and what are the main factors shaping people's lives in national and international contexts today. You will also acquire and develop the skills required to navigate the workforce both today and in the future. Studying the humanities and social sciences will result in you developing and acquiring critical thinking skills, the competence to engage cross-culturally, and the proficiency to analyse complex issues that require multi-disciplinary responses.

A graduate of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin is a worldly graduate, ready to take their place as a global citizen.

I am very pleased to welcome you to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Please feel free to contact any of the members of staff who you will encounter during your visit to our site if you require further information.

We would also be pleased to receive your feedback about our activities.

Professor Matthew Clarke,
Head of School

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