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

As computers behave more like humans, the best way to prepare for a successful career is to master the skills that artificial intelligence never will, and that employers demand. LinkedIn’s research on the job skills most sought-after by employers in 2020 found that the four most-wanted “soft skills” were creativity, persuasion, collaboration and adaptability.

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.

Alanna Bastin-Byrne

'Griffith University taught me to innovate. Using purchasing decisions to advance gender equality is a new solution to a global issue. It also complements gender equality strategies within corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations. My communications and marketing has background has enabled Femeconomy to gain traction and build a community of change makers. I strive to inspire and create positive outcomes for the wider community, through activities that create change for good'

'My advice for prospective students wanting to study Communications is that it allows you to have a rewarding and diverse career. You can experience so many different industries that align to your purpose. You are continuously learning as the way we receive and use communication evolves. And, if you ever want to start your own business, you will develop skills that you definitely need to build your audience.'

Alanna Bastin-Byrne

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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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