Discover the arts, humanities, social sciences or languages course for you

Prepare for a truly international career with our industry-led courses. Acquire transferable knowledge and skills that are relevant to any industry. Learn a language or explore our wide range of double degrees. Not sure what course you want to study? We’ve got you covered, explore our disciplines within arts, humanities and social sciences.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction

With a broad range of disciplines to explore, from anthropology, philosophy and history to criminology and politics, you’ll develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills needed for a meaningful career.

Want a degree that will make you work-ready?

Make your mark in the world today through a rich career doing what you love. Deakin can help you gain the skills and experience needed for a rewarding career.

Strong industry connections

You can be confident that what you learn at Deakin will be relevant to your career. Our courses are developed and reviewed with professional input, giving you the edge to succeed. You’ll also have access to a range of networking opportunities, with strong school partnerships established with government and several high-profile non-government organisations, such as Save the Children.

Practical, real-world learning

Sharpen your skills in real-world environments and explore current industry practices through a range of practical experiences. Many of our arts, humanities and social sciences degrees include the option to undertake a professional internship with a government, private sector, non-government or community organisation. There are also a range of global learning opportunities available to study or work abroad.

World-class facilities

World-class facilities

Discover what’s possible in our specialty learning spaces. Access a range of resources to collaborate, create and nurture your practice.

Top professional roles

Employment for arts and media professional roles is projected to grow by 8% by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections. At Deakin, we’ll individually tailor your work placement, allowing you to build your network within the community and industry.

  • 9200 new jobs for advertising and marketing professionals
  • 4100 new jobs for research and development managers
  • 2500 new jobs for intelligence and policy analysts
  • 1500 new jobs for policy and planning managers.

Enjoy a quality education

Study with the best. A range of arts subjects at Deakin are ranked in the top 1% of university subjects in the world, including arts and humanities, social sciences and management and sociology.


Top 1% worldwide for arts and humanities


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources


#1 Victorian uni for teaching quality


Global mobility programs offer students extensive international learning opportunities. Studying on exchange in Italy and in Morocco was eye-opening and such an incredible life experience.

Isabella D’Monte

Bachelor of International Studies

World-class teaching experiences

Make your mark in the world today through a rich career doing what you love. Gain practical skills studying societies, human behaviour, languages and the world around us, equipping you to change lives, perspectives and build a better future.

From course to career

When you study at the #1 Victorian university for educational experience, you are studying courses that are developed and reviewed with industry, providing career outcomes that are relevant now and in the future.

Gain industry experience

Gain a competitive edge in the workplace with real-world expertise developed through internships, overseas volunteering and mentoring opportunities.

Learn from the experts

Learn from passionate professionals who are recognised leaders in their fields. Our academic staff are active in the media and conduct important research.

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Contact us

Got a question about our humanities, social sciences and language courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9918 9188
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