Humanities, social sciences and languages

Interest area

Preparing you to take your place as a global citizen. From anthropology and philosophy to international and community development, apply your natural curiosity and creative instincts to pursue a career in humanities, social sciences and languages.

Top 1% of universities worldwide*

Graduate job ready with access to industry placements

Top 2% 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 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



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.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
^QS Subject Rankings 2018

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

Practical and real-world learning

Our School of Humanities and Social Sciences has strong partnerships with several high profile organisations, such as Save the Children and other NGOs.

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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