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.
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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, Journalism, Public Relations, Communication and Languages. 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.
December 05, 2018
Griffith Health and Humanities unite to aid Mongolia
Griffith Humanities senior lecturer Hamish McLean joined forces with School of Medicine senior lecturer Duncan McConnell to train more than 60 doctors and nurses from across Mongolia‘s 21 provinces in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Hamish McLean is a Crisis and Disaster Management specialist, but fo...
October 30, 2018
Griffith partners with Bleach Festival
Griffith University has signed a three-year partnership deal with Bleach* Festival – the Gold Coast’s premiere arts and culture event. The centrepiece of next year’s festival will be a blockbuster outdoor performance of Verdi’s Requiem, featuring students from the Queensland ...
October 24, 2018
Stan Grant joins Griffith University
Internationally renowned journalist and eminent thought leader Stan Grant will join Griffith University as Professor of Global Affairs in December.
October 23, 2018
Anne Summers opens Integrity 20 at Griffith Lecture
More than 20 of the world's foremost minds will debate the great, social, moral and political challenges facing humanity at Integrity 20.