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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.
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.
Griffith communications graduate
Broadcast Director for the World Surf League
June 21, 2017
Nance wins New York Festival radio award
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
Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September. Get started on your study journey.
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.
Saturday 15 July — Sunday 16 July
Unique opportunity for anyone starting, changing or upgrading their career.
Tuesday 18 July
Sunshine Coast Daily Careers & Employment Expo
Latest information on tertiary studies, further training, hands on demonstrations and employment opportunities.
Monday 24 July
Discover what’s possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campuses to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support and tour our campus. Find out more.
Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September
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. Find out more.
Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February
Trimester 3 (International)
Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday 17 February 2018.
Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February
Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2016 to Friday 2 February 2018.
Wednesday 15 November
Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank
Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.
Wednesday 22 November
Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast
Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December
Know Your Options
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.