Creating global citizens

A degree with the School of Humanities & Languages will equip you to become a global citizen, through critical thinking skills, historical, cultural and linguistic understanding, language learning and an informed engagement with the world.

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Top 5
in Australia for Arts and Humanities

QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023

rating for Research Impact

Australian Research Council 2018 Excellence in Research Australia

teaching staff

Dedicated, professional, award-winning teachers

Our study areas

Environment & society

Environment & society will provide you with a solid foundation to engage with contemporary social and environmental issues and become the environment and society custodians the world needs.
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Gender studies

In gender studies, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant, cross-disciplinary area of study that situates feminism, gender, sex and sexualities at the centre of academic analysis.
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History and area studies

In History and area studies, you’ll be able to pursue your passion for history through a diverse and wide-ranging program with specialisations in Asian, European, Australian and Gender studies.
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International studies

International studies will challenge you to think about complex developments in the world and teach you to interpret what they mean for society.
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Languages & cultures

By studying languages & cultures, you’ll improve your skills in intercultural communications and better understand the importance of cultural diversity in our daily life.
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Studying linguistics will enhance your linguistic expression, improve your ability to learn other languages, and help you develop an appreciation of linguistic and cultural diversity.
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In philosophy, you’ll ask fundamental questions concerning the nature of reality, knowledge, society and human existence.
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Translation & interpreting

In studying translation & interpreting, you’ll develop career-ready skills with work-integrated learning to prepare you for a career as a professional interpreter or translator.
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Our research

Research strengths

Positioned as one of Australia’s top three research faculties in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education, we have an enviable research environment and culture.

Centres and networks

The School of Humanities & Languages has a number of interdisciplinary research networks and initiatives that bring together researchers from across the humanities, arts, education and social sciences.

Our projects

Our research drives real social impact through community engagement, innovative thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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