Humanities, social sciences and languages

Interest area

Preparing you to become an adaptable global citizen. From criminology and cultural heritage to international studies and philosophy, apply your natural curiosity and creative instincts to pursue a career in humanities, social sciences and languages.

Top 1% of universities worldwide*

Benefit from partnerships with high profile organisations and NGOs

Top 1% for arts and humanities worldwide^

Courses within Humanities, social sciences and languages


Associate Degree of Arts

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours)
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 Business/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts
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



Gain the practical skills and experience 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

Study courses that are developed and reviewed with industry and professional input, providing career outcomes that are relevant now and in the future.

Gain industry experience

Gain a competitive edge in the workplace with real-world expertise developed through internships, overseas volunteering and mentoring opportunities.

Learn from leaders

Our teaching staff are passionate professionals, recognised as innovators and leaders in their fields. Our academic staff are active in the media and conduct important research, making a positive impact in Australia and around the world.

We're here to help

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in humanities, social sciences and languages, we'll help get you there.

Unique career paths that begin with a Bachelor of Arts

Hear from two arts graduates who are using their arts degree as a foundation for career success.

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Want to explore the world? Here's how to choose your degree

Find a degree that lets you combine an interest in the arts with a love of exploring the world.

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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

Create a global network while you study

Study overseas as part of your course, embracing global mobility opportunities such as a semester exchange, study tour or international volunteering. You could find yourself in the United States learning about America’s role in the international political system and the role of the United Nations, or in Tibet experiencing an intensive introduction to Buddhist philosophy and hermeneutics.

Get a world-class education

Many of Deakin’s disciplines are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2019). They include:

  • arts and humanities
  • philosophy
  • religious studies
  • politics and international relations
  • sociology
  • social sciences and management.

Webinar: Why study a Bachelor of Arts?

Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Come and learn how studying a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin will help you follow your passions and forge your own journey to success.

*ARWU Rankings 2019
^QS Subject Rankings 2019

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