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.
This commitment to developing creative ideas has been recognised by the QS World University Rankings which placed Griffith in the Top 150 worldwide for English Language and Literature.
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 and the Muslim World Study Tour.
We offer one of the largest range of industry internships in Queensland for students studying Arts, Journalism, Public Relations and Communication. 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.
July 04, 2018
Road to success takes many routes
Chart your own pathway to success is Sean Jacobs’s advice for young people.
July 04, 2018
Chris continues to master infamous time in Queensland history
Reflecting on the 30th anniversary of The Moonlight State and Fitzgerald Inquiry, one of Australia's best investigative journalists says it’s an apt time to celebrate what journalism can achieve
June 19, 2018
Nance wins silver and bronze at New York Festival’s World’s Best Radio Program awards
Award-winning journalist and Griffith journalism lecturer Nance Haxton has taken out silver and bronze awards at the World’s Best Radio Program awards in Manhattan.
June 18, 2018
Griffith makes Australian top 10 on research publication rankings
Griffith University is in the top ten of Australian institutions according to a new performance measure ranking universities on a range of published research criteria.