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See the world in a different light
Prepare for a truly international career with our industry-led humanities, social sciences and languages courses. With a broad range of disciplines to explore, your journey from curiosity to mastery is inevitable. Our workplace experience programs foster expertise and practical skills, meaning you’ll graduate with real employment outcomes. Experience first-hand the power of humankind through our strong industry partnerships with several high-profile NGOs. And embrace your inner adventurer and pursue a volunteering opportunity or trimester abroad – you’ll expand your social toolkit while gaining invaluable cultural knowledge.
Disciplines within humanities, social sciences and languages
Courses within Humanities, social sciences and languages
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 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
Graduate Certificate of Cemetery Practice
Graduate Certificate of Criminology
Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Assistance
Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health
Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development
Graduate Certificate of International Relations
Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy
Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action
Graduate Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance
Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies
Master of Business Administration
Master of Criminology
Master of Cultural Heritage
Master of Humanitarian Assistance
Master of International and Community Development
Master of International Relations
Master of Politics and Policy
Master of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action
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
- Want to explore the world? Here's how to choose your degree
- Three students share their extraordinary criminology work experiences
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.
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.
Three students share their extraordinary criminology work experiences
We spoke to three students who undertook a criminology work placement and heard how the experience has set them on the path for their future career.
Stories of life at Deakin and beyond
The Faculty of Arts and Education content hub features in-depth stories from students, staff and alumni about their experiences of studying at Deakin, their new careers and more.
Global mobility opportunities offer students hands-on international experiences that open doors to possibilities they never thought possible. Studying on exchange in Italy and in Morocco were two of the most educating and eye-opening experiences.
Bachelor of International Studies
Get a world-class education
Many of Deakin’s disciplines are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide***. They include: arts and humanities, philosophy, religious studies, politics and international relations, sociology and social sciences and management.
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.
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 US 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.
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.
*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2019
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
***QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020