Innovative thinking, inspired teaching
The School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science offers expertise across a diverse array of disciplines to shape the social, political and cultural future of the world.
Our degrees teach students to think both critically and creatively, to innovate for change and communicate for influence. With a strong emphasis on industry placements, our degrees provide a springboard for success and a unique skill set to future-proof their career.
Through both teaching and research, the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is creating critical thinkers, creators, innovators and thought leaders – who harness the power of their ideas, and other people’s, to change the world.
Humanities, Languages and Social Science interest areas
What can I study?
Explore our Humanities, Languages and Social Science programs and courses.
Overseas study tours
Take your study further by experiencing different cultures first hand, with our suite of overseas study tours: Bali Mobility Writers Project - Connecting Indonesian and Australian Storytellers, Japan study tour, Muslim World study tour, China study tour, South Pacific study tour and our Vanuatu Climate Change study tour.
We offer one of the largest range of industry internships in Queensland for students studying Arts, Languages, Communication, Journalism, and Social Science. More than 150 internship opportunities are available annually for our students at both campuses.
Learn from the best
Associate Professor Halim Rane, Australian Teacher of the Year 2015
Halim developed the University's unique suite of Islamic Studies with a
contemporary, secular focus on Islam-West relations.
The courses investigate broad understanding of Islamic beliefs and practices,
sacred scripture, laws, history and contemporary issues.
Chinese TV Show Host
Harry Harding has been working as a journalist and presenter at GDTV World channel in Guangzhou, South China, where he hosts a talk show, a travel show and a documentary program.
Outstanding First Peoples Alumnus: AEL winner 2018
Donisha has worked tirelessly to improve pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as an advocate for health and supporter of girls’ and women’s educational and career opportunities.
Director of Communications, Adobe
Suzie’s digital and mobile communication campaigns are establishing Adobe as a global thought leader. She is also developing the brand’s communication efforts across, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asian, India, Korea and China.
Griffith research nationally recognised
25 Sep 2019
Griffith University’s research excellence has once again been recognised nationally.
Our Outstanding Alumni Award winners
06 Sep 2019
A former carpenter turned remote medico and founder of not-for-profit organisation ‘The Hands of Rescue’ (THOR) has been recognised with this year’s...
From Griffith to Google partner
04 Sep 2019
Griffith communications graduate, Carey Furze, partners with Google Education after developing an online platform called Bookform.
Griffith grad to become the first Fellow in Education of St John’s College, Cambridge...
02 Sep 2019
Dr Morag Morrison-Helme will be inaugurated as a Fellow of St John’s College at Cambridge University in October.