The University of Newcastle, Australia

School of Humanities and Social Science

The School of Humanities offers a vast range of teaching and research opportunities that contribute to the advancement of human understanding. We take pride in our stimulating teaching and vigorous research to foster the development of our students and staff. See the 'Welcome from the Head of School' section for more information.

Our courses are delivered at three campuses: Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie, and online.


We offer four distinct programs of study within the School of Humanities and Social Science. These are the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours). Please click on the drop down options below for specific study areas taught by the us within the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science programs.

  • Ancient History (minor)
  • Chinese (minor)
  • English and Writing
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies
  • French
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies (minor)
  • German
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Studies of Religion (minor)
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Violence Studies (minor)
  • Writing Studies (minor)
  • Human Services
  • Criminology
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Apply for a PhD or Masters Research

Find all the information you need to undertake graduate research with the School of Humanities and Social Science, including a description of each study area, available supervisors, research methodologies, current graduate research and how to apply.

Humanities and Social Science research

This section highlights our research strengths, current grants and publications, our active Research Institutes, Centres and Groups, and Research Higher Degree information.

International research, teaching and learning

The School of Humanities and Social Science is an exemplar of internationalisation. It is home to the University's modern languages program: Chinese, French, German and Japanese, along with the international exchanges that go with them.

Prizes for School of Humanities and Social Science students

Congratulations to the 2018 students who received a prize for their studies.