Welcome to humanities and social sciences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers an array of challenging and dynamic degrees which can be tailored to suit a wide variety of individual interests.

We offer degrees at several campuses across Victoria: the largest grouping is in Melbourne (in the northeastern suburb of Bundoora), with others based in the regional cities of Bendigo (with links to Shepparton), Mildura and Albury-Wodonga.

Historically, the School's core degree was the Bachelor of Arts (BA), a degree which continues to be popular due to the variety of majors associated with it. However, there are now also a number of specialist undergraduate degrees on offer which focus on specific areas. Additionally, there are numerous coursework postgraduate programs in a number of areas. The School is proud of its strong tradition of delivering quality teaching and the independent, government-run, 'Course Exit Survey' has consistently shown extremely high levels of student satisfaction.

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At present, we have over 30 elected research profile Fellows of the Australian Academies of either Humanities or Social Sciences. Staff work in six of the University's research strengths, and it regularly excels in nationally competitive grants schemes. As a result we have a strong cohort of excellent research students that have joined us from both Australia and internationally.

We have a long and distinguished tradition of community involvement, with many members of the School providing public commentary and critical discussion of various contemporary events and issues. Activities like involvement in student societies and contributing to student journals provide opportunities for students to also engage in such issues.