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Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences are vital to improving your professional opportunities and to contributing to Australia as an equitable, humane and innovative society.

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Why study Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin?

Career opportunities

Our courses have been developed in close consultation with industry, and include a blend of theory and practice. Through these professional links we ensure that our courses are relevant, practical and deliver the skills in demand in the workplace, resulting in excellent job and career opportunities for Deakin graduates.

Industry experience

Deakin prepares you for the real world by providing opportunities to gain valuable experience and develop workplace skills. Many Deakin courses are taught by industry professionals and include industry and professional experience placements, internships and overseas study programs.

Skills and knowledge

Our courses provide the opportunity to develop an imaginative understanding and appreciation of the theory and practice of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you: an enhanced cultural sensitivity; skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the modern workforce; and an understanding of information technology tools and systems used in learning and employment.


What can I study?

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

The Arts degree is structured in a way that offers maximum flexibility. It gives you the opportunities to pursue your own interests and design courses of study that suit your needs. You may study particular areas in-depth or undertake a wide range of units.

You are required to complete at least one major sequence chosen from a variety of study areas. Up to one-third of the course may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education, providing even greater possibilities for interesting course combinations.

Honours

Honours

Honours is a specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in previous undergraduate studies and develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular discipline through research and additional course work.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is available for the following areas of study:

You may also be interested in our other specialised Honours programs for Communication and  Creative Arts.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

We aim to provide students at postgraduate level with an intellectually exciting education anchored in core disciplines and designed to develop the professional and vocational skills that are essential in the workplace of the 21st century.

Our programs in the arts, humanities and social sciences are vital to improving your own professional opportunities and to contributing to Australia as an equitable, humane and innovative society.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of CriminologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of International StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Diploma of LanguageCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of Arts (Chinese/Commerce)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts / CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts / Health SciencesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts / Information SystemsCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of Arts / LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts / ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Forensic ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Information Technology (IT Security)Course information for:Local Students
Bachelor of Criminology/LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Psychological ScienceCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of International Studies/CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Diploma of Language/Bachelor of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Communication (Media)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Entertainment ProductionCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Associate Degree of ArtsCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of Arts (International Relations)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Creative ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Cultural HeritageCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Humanitarian AssistanceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of International and Community DevelopmentCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Politics and PolicyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Cultural HeritageCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of International and Community DevelopmentCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of International RelationsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Museum StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional Political PracticeCourse information for:Local Students
Graduate Diploma of Children's LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Creative ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Creative WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of JournalismCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Literary StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Public RelationsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Television ProductionCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication DesignCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Writing and LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Cultural HeritageCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of International and Community DevelopmentCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of International RelationsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Museum StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Creative ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Writing and LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Career opportunities for graduates

Depending on the area of specialisation, graduates can find career opportunities in a broad range of industries including, but not limited to:

  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Television and Broadcasting
  • Government Organisations
  • NGOs
  • Private business
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Animation and Design studios
  • Freelancing
  • Visual Arts studios
  • Media and communications companies
  • Photography studios
  • Politics and policy in Government  or private sectors
  • Historian
  • Languages

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