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

Careers 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’s a sampling of courses that are unique to Deakin’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Master of Humanitarian Assistance
The first of its kind in the Asia–Pacific region offering unparalleled access to academic and practice excellence taught by world experts.

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

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 Diploma of Professional Political Practice
Professional development for politicians’ staff, political advisers and those who aspire to be political advisers or policy analysts.

Find courses in 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

International experiences to enhance your learning

Our in-country language programs for students majoring in Arabic, Chinese or Indonesian provide a 'total immersion' experience. 

Spend six to eight weeks studying a language and culture in its own environment and you’ll be fluent in no time.

Study tours run for two to three weeks and let you combine study and cultural immersion, while gaining credit towards your degree. 

You’ll be guided by academics and have experiences that would generally be out of reach for independent travellers. 

Some of the programs and destinations offered in 2016 included:

  • Exploring Village, Nation and the Kokoda Track – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • America and the International System – Boston, New York and Washington DC, USA
  • Japanese Politics, Society and Culture – Tokyo, Japan
  • Buddhist Studies in India: Philosophy Study Tour – Varanasi, India
  • Middle East Study Tour – Israel and Palestinian Territories.

My course helped my career by providing me with overseas experience in the form of the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Programme internship, which really helped boost my CV.


Bachelor of International Studies graduate

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