School of Humanities and Social Sciences

We specialise in the human experience – from its earliest beginnings to the latest developments in society, politics and culture.

Our teaching programs broaden students’ intellectual horizons, strengthen their career prospects and improve the societies they serve.

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Archaeology and History

Archaeology and History

We build knowledge about our world, and its many pasts, to create a better future.

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Languages and Cultures

Languages and Cultures

We explore how people use language and media to connect and tell their stories.

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Politics, Media and Philosophy

Politics, Media and Philosophy

We examine power, political change, communication, philosophy and ethics.

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Social Inquiry

Social Inquiry

We address issues of social inequality and cultural change in Australia and abroad.

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Global experiences

Build your skills through overseas study you’ll never forget.

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Over 50 majors and minors

Choose your own adventure with majors, minors and electives from more than 50 interest areas.

Tailor your arts degree, combining interest areas in humanities, social sciences, business, health or science

Top 300 globally

We’re ranked in the world’s top 300 for arts and humanities.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: arts and humanities

Bachelor of Arts Explorer

With our flexible Bachelor of Arts, you have access to a range of majors in Arts and Open Access from across the University.

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