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Travel the world, work with inspiring organisations and turn your curiosity into a rewarding international career.

Courses that create meaningful change

We expand how students understand humanity and the world through progressive, hands-on learning experiences. Our unique humanities, social sciences and language courses are industry-shaped, culturally relevant and responsive to current global trends. Our passionate thought-leaders will empower you to shape ideas that challenge the status quo and transform society for the better.

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Gain practical experience and industry networks

Sharpen your skills in real-world environments and build a professional network through an internship tailored to your career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to work for inspiring organisations across Australia or internationally in a range of settings, including non-government organisations, aid agencies, government departments, art institutions, other universities and private sector companies.

I scored my dream job two weeks before I finished my final assignment at Deakin. I have been working as the Heritage Advocacy Advisor for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) since October 2021.

Maddi Moore

Master of Cultural Heritage graduate, Heritage Advocacy Advisor for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Learn from global thought leaders

Our academics are passionate leaders in their fields who will support and empower you to build a meaningful career. Use our school staff list to learn more about our areas of expertise and to contact individual staff members.

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Experience the world when you study abroad

Broaden your perspective with our global experiential learning programs. You’ll have the opportunity to travel to a range of destinations, experience new cultures first-hand and build meaningful industry connections – all while gaining credit for your degree.

There are a range of international programs offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, including:

  • internationally focused internships
  • language study
  • social enterprise projects
  • study tours
  • trimester exchange programs
  • volunteering opportunities.

Learn more about studying abroad

Interested in learning a language?

Expand your world and open a range of career possibilities when you study a language at Deakin. Whether you have some experience or don’t have any prior knowledge, you can choose to study a language as a major or minor within your degree or add on a specialist language diploma alongside your undergraduate studies. Get a competitive edge when you study one or more of the most widely spoken languages in the world, including:

I decided to be involved in politics and policy, because that is where all the decisions are made. If you want to make a difference, or improve anything within your community or in the world, you have to understand how politics works and how policy is developed.

Sylvia Daravong

Master of Politics and Policy student

Geelong Heritage Centre internship success

After Dr Jacquelyn Baker finished her internship at Geelong Heritage Centre, she had access to a network of people that gave her the confidence to apply for a job there, which is where she now works.

Geelong Heritage Centre internship success

Roslyn Lawry Award

Students who graduate from the Master of Cultural Heritage might be eligible to win the prestigious Roslyn Lawry Award. Created to commemorate the life of Roslyn Lawry and her passion for museums, the prize celebrates an outstanding graduate from the course.

Learn more about the Roslyn Lawry Award

Explore our research degrees

Re-imagine your career, connect with industry and make your impact alongside world-leading researchers at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We partner with industry, government and community to transform ideas into impact. Our world-class researchers, facilities and networks will kick-start your research career.

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Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions regarding the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Email the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 3 9251 7106