School of Humanities and Social Science offers a wide variety of disciplines, including history, languages, literature, creative writing, linguistics and more

About our School

Welcome from the Head of School

Associate Professor Roger MarkwickWelcome to the School of Humanities and Social Science, at the University of Newcastle. One of the largest Schools in the University, our School is a community of scholars that provides a comprehensive, high quality, stimulating, learning environment informed by rigorous, evidence-based, critical inquiry and research.

Our academic staff actively research and teach across a wide variety of disciplines, including ancient and modern history, classical and modern languages, English literature and creative writing, linguistics, media and cultural studies, philosophy and religion, politics, sociology and anthropology, in addition to professional disciplines: community welfare, social work, speech pathology and theology.

The School has a strong international focus through its languages programs (Chinese, French, German and Japanese), international exchanges and teaching activities in Singapore, and through the Master of Social Change and Development and Master of Applied Linguistics programs.

The School also contributes substantially to prescribed courses for a range of degree programs in the wider University such as Communication, Development Studies, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences and Nursing. The School provides a full range of Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate Certificate, Coursework Masters, MPhil and PhD programs.

Most of our students are studying in the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Social Change and Development
  • Master of Theology

We deliver courses at three campuses: Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie, and online.

The academics in our School are engaged in world class, high impact scholarship in such fields as Endangered Languages, the History of Violence, Religion in Political Life, Social Thought and Analysis, and Social Work.

True to its name, and to the best traditions of university education, the School of Humanities and Social Science at UoN is a vibrant, welcoming, learning environment.

Associate Professor Roger Markwick
Head of School
University of Newcastle