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 Host
From Ipswich school boy to Chinese talk show host and internet pop sensation, the journey to international stardom is a dream come true for Griffith University languages graduate Harry Harding. Harry 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.
Digital Installation and Projection Artist
Alinta Krauth is a digital installation and projection artist described by Fringe:ArtCulture magazine as “One of the most important digital artists of Queensland, and perhaps the most important female digital artist to come from our state in the past few years.” Her work integrates digital spaces into the natural world.
Director of Communications, Adobe
Suzie Brady is the Director of Communications with Adobe Asia Pacific. 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 announces epic partnership with Opera Australia
29 May 2019
Griffith University has signed a major new partnership deal with Opera Australia, joining forces to stage the world’s first fully digital...
Griffith Health and Humanities unite to aid Mongolia
05 Dec 2018
Griffith Humanities senior lecturer Hamish McLean joined forces with School of Medicine senior lecturer Duncan McConnell to train more than 60...
Griffith partners with Bleach Festival
30 Oct 2018
Griffith University has signed a three-year partnership deal with Bleach* Festival – the Gold Coast’s premiere arts and culture event....
Stan Grant joins Griffith University
25 Oct 2018
Internationally renowned journalist and eminent thought leader Stan Grant will join Griffith University as Professor of Global Affairs in December.