Humanities, social sciences and languages

INTEREST AREA

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.

Courses within Humanities, social sciences and languages

Undergraduate

Associate Degree of Arts

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (International Relations)
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Criminology
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology
Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of International Studies
Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar)
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies

Diploma of Arabic
Diploma of Chinese
Diploma of Indonesian
Diploma of Spanish

Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate of Development and Humanitarian Action
Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health
Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
Graduate Certificate of International Relations
Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies
Graduate Diploma of Development and Humanitarian Action
Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Research
Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development
Graduate Diploma of International Relations
Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies
Graduate Diploma of Professional Political Practice

Master of Arts (International Relations)
Master of Business Administration
Master of Cultural Heritage
Master of Development and Humanitarian Action
Master of Humanitarian Assistance
Master of International and Community Development
Master of Laws
Master of Legal Studies
Master of Politics and Policy

Research

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.

Learn from experts

Many of our teaching staff have extensive experience working in industry. They're active in the media and conduct important research, making a positive impact in Australia and around the world – and helping you learn from the very best.

I have travelled to 27 countries, across four continents and completed four international work placements in Argentina, India, Malawi and Kenya.

Shani Cain

Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce

Our courses are world class

Politics and international studies at Deakin are ranked in the top 10 per cent in the world, according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings (2016).

Study a language

We teach the world's most strategically important languages – Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish. Learning a language gives you insight into different cultures, develops your adaptability and communication skills, and can make you more employable.

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