Study arts, humanities and social sciences in Australia

Arts, humanities and social sciences at Deakin University, Australia

Open up a world of career opportunities by studying an arts degree. From anthropology and philosophy to criminology and international studies, apply your natural curiosity and creative instincts to pursue a career in arts, humanities, social sciences and languages.

Gain skills that are transferable across all industries and take advantage of hands-on workplace experiences to prepare you for an exciting career. Understand how societies function in local and global settings and learn about the forces and events shaping our world.

Deakin is ranked in the Top 1% of all universities worldwide for arts and humanities, politics and international relations, studies of religion, sociology and philosophy.*

*QS Rankings


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide**
**ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)

Industry experts

Our teaching staff are passionate professionals, recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields. This means you will learn from the very best. Our teaching staff conduct important research, making a positive impact in Australia and around the world. Learn from their world-class research and become job-ready when you graduate.

Real-world learning

Work experience can make all the difference when you graduate and are applying for jobs. This is why Deakin degrees focus on practical learning to ensure you actively use the knowledge learned in class in real-world scenarios. Your degree could include opportunities to gain practical experience through internships and study tours both in Australia and internationally.

Focus on your passion

Deakin’s range of undergraduate and postgraduate humanities degrees allow you to choose a degree that meets your career goals. Develop the knowledge, research skills and practical experience you will need to make a difference in the area that you are passionate about.

Arts, humanities and social sciences degrees

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Postgraduate degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

Deakin University has by far been the best academic decision I have ever made. Not only was I able to learn in a welcoming and supportive environment, my courses also provided me with incredible practical opportunities.

Angela Sterjova

Bachelor of International Studies and Master of Arts (International Relations) graduate

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