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Develop the skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing global environment

Studying humanities and languages at Griffith, you'll develop a deeper understanding of societies, cultures and people, and how to communicate effectively with them. You'll also have access to internships and practical experiences to enhance your skills and potential, and develop the confidence to not only adapt to change, but lead it.

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Study humanities, languages and social science at Griffith

Gain a deeper understanding of the world to meet complex communication and cultural challenges.

Hear from School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science Professor Sidney Dekker and Associate Professor Halim Rane; Brooke Sharwood, Marketing Assistant at Harbour Town Shopping Centre; Montana Lowrey-Palmer, Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Business student; Ola Tariq Mohamed, Bachelor of Public Relations and Communication student; and Dean Barker, Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business graduate.

Develop real-world skills and knowledge

We play a major role in education and training for federal and state government, and work closely with arts and industry organisations and community services to provide responses to contemporary issues. Our degrees are informed by industry and government, which means you can be confident you'll graduate with the skills employers want.

Create more career paths

You can complement your professional interests with study in a wide range of areas including sociology, security studies, politics and international studies, literary studies, creative writing, Islam—West relations, Indigenous studies or history, to create your own unique skill set. Plus you'll have access to an extensive range of internships, practical experiences and overseas travel opportunities to enhance your knowledge, skills and potential.

Learn a language

The ability to communicate in other languages and understand cultures will help you in almost any career you choose. Studying a language at Griffith is the next best thing to learning in the country of origin. We specialise in Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Italian. You can deepen your knowledge and understanding by studying linguistics, the science of language.

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Career opportunities

Our humanities and languages degrees span a broad range of careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you may find opportunities in policymaking, diplomacy, research, community development, film production, publishing, marketing and media, or work in not-for-profit organisations.

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Key dates

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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