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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Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of Children's 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 JournalismCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Literary StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Media and CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Museum StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Politics and PolicyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Professional WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Public RelationsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Children's LiteratureCourse 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 JournalismCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Literary StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Media and CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Museum StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Politics and PolicyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional Political PracticeCourse information for:Local Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Public RelationsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Applied Social ResearchCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
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 Cultural HeritageCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours)Course 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
Research degree - Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Associate Degree of Arts, Business and SciencesCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Chinese/Commerce)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication)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 (Public Relations)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 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 Digital Media)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 CriminologyCourse 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 StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational 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 LanguageCourse information for:Local Students
Diploma of Language/Bachelor of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

What can I study?

Courses aimed at getting you a career, not just a job

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

The Bachelor of Arts provides 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.

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.

Study majors

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:

Handbook/course details can be found in the above section ''Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees' list.

You may also be interested in our other specialised Honours programs
for Communication and  Creative Arts.
(These are new courses that will be listed soon)

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.


Why study at Deakin?

Flexibility in Arts

The Bachelor of Arts provides 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.

Research and teaching excellence

The Faculty of Arts and Education promotes pure and applied research across all its disciplines. You will engage with academic staff whose research continually informs the teaching and learning environment.

Our researchers are internationally renowned for their research and hold key roles in national and international associations and on editorial boards of journals. Our research centres include clusters of researchers in cultural heritage, citizenship and globalisation, literature and text, educational futures and creative arts.

Prized facilities

Deakin's arts, humanities and social sciences students have access to an outstanding $18.4 million facility, located at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. This facility provides you with the opportunity to work in an array of industry-standard production and performance studios.


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

More information

Undergraduate careers booklet:



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