From inspiring international travel to internships with your dream organisation, a rewarding experience awaits you.

Unique courses you won't find anywhere else

We’re always looking to expand our base of courses in response to, or anticipation of, market demands, new disciplines and emerging trends. Here are a couple of courses that are unique to Deakin’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security
The only degree of its kind in Australia providing students with skills in securing data and data communications. Investigate, analyse and provide solutions to computer crime.

Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership
A unique collaborative program run jointly by Save the Children.

Find courses in arts, humanities and social sciences

Career-changing internships and placements

An internship can be a stepping stone to your future career. At Deakin you’ll be placed in an organisation that will expand your knowledge and possibly change your life. Internships are carefully planned to meet your academic and personal objectives.

Host organisations include non-government organisations, aid agencies, government departments, art institutions, other universities and private sector companies. Placements can be local or international depending on your course.

I was able to get a better understanding of the overall complexity of curating an event of this scale... What I gained from the internship far exceeded any expectations.


Cultural heritage student

Learn from global thought leaders

Our academics, staff and researchers are renowned for their knowledge and contributions to their subject areas on a global scale. They are award winners, grant recipients, publication contributors and leaders of research groups.

They are sought after for conference papers, offered international residencies and called upon by media and government to provide insight into key issues.

Find out more about our staff

Learn a language and expand your world

Study one or more of some of the world’s most strategically important languages – Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish. Each of these languages is in the top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world.

You may choose to study a language as a major or minor within your degree, or add on a specialist language diploma alongside your undergraduate studies. You don’t have to have any prior knowledge to study a language at Deakin (if you do have prior knowledge, we can accommodate that too).

I really enjoy attending Deakin. I am given many opportunities to network with a diverse group of people in a broad range of industries. I have been to South America and Nepal with study abroad. These experiences have allowed me to better my intercultural communication skills and worldview.

Christian Bayfield

Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Arabic student

Prestigious prize for graduates

Students who graduate from the Master of Cultural Heritage are eligible to win the Roslyn Lawry Prize. Offered to commemorate Roslyn Lawry, who died in tragic circumstances, her parents established an endowment for the award in 1989.

As well as a monetary award, the prize has become a prestigious symbol of outstanding achievement in the course.

Learn more about the Roslyn Lawry Prize