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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.

Study humanities and languages 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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Monday 27 February — Saturday 17 June

Trimester 1 (International)

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.

Tuesday 16 May — Thursday 27 April

Discover Griffith – Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Tuesday 16 May — Thursday 27 April

Discover Griffith – Nathan campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Thursday 18 May — Thursday 27 April

Discover Griffith – Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Monday 22 May — Friday 26 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.

Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Sunday 23 July — Thursday 27 April

Open Day

Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses at Open Day to find out about student life and discover what's possible at Griffith.