Innovative thinking, inspired teaching
A humanities, languages or social science future-focused degree will give you the freedom to work across multiple professions, fields and disciplines.
Prepare for the future by mastering the skills that artificial intelligence never will. You’ll be equipped with the skills to succeed in the contemporary and future world of work, where jobs are continuously evolving and employers demand confident and critical thinkers and communicators.
You will gain practical experience and develop critical networks through our work-integrated learning programs, key industry links and overseas study tours.
You’ll graduate with the capacity to synthesise knowledge, the ability to create and communicate new knowledge, and the skills to communicate your ideas across multiple platforms. You will also gain a solid understanding of yourself and the world around you. We will help you find your voice to make your contribution.
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.
In the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science (HLSS), social justice is central to our study and research, as it encourages us to understand our evolving societies, our diversity, our individuality and our attempts to protect and express community. We also extend this to include the exploration of human history, of human struggle and of the rights of Indigenous peoples and other minorities. While technology and automation will increasingly dominate our global communities and our individual lives, humanities and social science bring critical analysis, problem solving and creativity - crucial skills for navigating the challenges humanity faces.
We analyse and document events, issues and stories, to better appreciate how movements for change can challenge the world and our daily interactions within it. You can focus studies on issues of cultural understanding, do a service placement in a non-government organisation, or undertake research in areas such as alleviating poverty or improving access to healthcare.
Exceptional educational experience
Our staff are recognised as leaders in their fields, including winners of national research and teaching awards, such as former Australian University Teacher of the Year, Associate Professor Halim Rane.
The School plays a major role in education and training for federal and state governments, and work closely with arts, creative industries, private organisations and the community sector to respond to contemporary and complex issues. These extensive relationships also inform our degrees, which means our students graduate with the skills and capabilities to thrive, no matter what industry they choose.
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. He is also known as pop icon 'Hazza', recording more than 10 million hits on his online music videos.
Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
Donisha is currently the Chief Operations Officer at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and has worked tirelessly to improve pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as an advocate for health, 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.
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