The University of Newcastle, Australia

Study Humanities and Social Science with us

Our students develop in-demand skills that are transferrable across industries, while also having access to the latest technologies.

In 2018, we launched our new Bachelor of Arts degree, which addresses the essential need for industry and community engagement and employability outcomes for our students. You can now study the BA Online, created with FutureLearn.

We have renewed our Bachelor of Social Science degree. Diverse placement opportunities and embedded authentic experiences will prepare students to be work-ready when they graduate.

Our School is also home to the University's modern languages – Chinese, French, German and Japanese – and the international exchanges that go with them. While our international focus is supported through our language programs, all students have access to a wide range of exchange schemes and international fieldwork placements during their studies.

The School also contributes substantially to prescribed courses for a range of degree programs in the wider University through specific courses or minors, such as:

  • Communication
  • Development Studies
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences and Nursing

Professional degrees

We offer two professional degrees. Our Speech Pathology in Schools (SPinS) program sees students and their supervisor undertake practical assessments, group sessions and interventions in schools while also providing teachers with classroom strategies.

In Social Work, students can experience 'Law on the Beach' clinics, the ‘Big Day In’, and a variety of student-led conferences and events for applied research and practice experiences. We currently have a pop-up social work in the city space for industry partners to join us and create meaningful work with our students.

Study options

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans and cultural differences, in both the past and present. Within your degree you will learn the full extent and complexities of cultures. The study of anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences, the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of the anthropology major is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems.

Career examples

  • Access and equity advisor
  • Cultural heritage officer
  • Cultural tourism curator
  • Equity and diversity officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  7. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

Criminology

Crime cuts across all facets of society. Students focusing their degree on this area defend, prosecute and attempt to understand the people involved in crime. Criminal lawyers deal with simple criminal cases like parking fines to more complex charges such as murder. They can either represent the accused or work for the Crown Prosecutor.

Criminologists on the other hand explore the social causes and consequences of crime, deviance, and criminal justice issues. Students specialising in this area are not trained as law professionals, but in the investigation of social responses to crime and crime prevention, including organised crime, online crime, terrorism and violence. Criminology specialists are employed all over the world and operate in interesting roles tackling inequality, sustainability and conflict.

Career examples

  • Criminal lawyer
  • Correctional services officer
  • Security or intelligence officer
  • Crime prevention adviser

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

English

English graduates are experts in English literature in the context of individual authors, genres, historical periods and themes. A major in English literature will teach you to understand literary texts in the light of their cultural and historical contexts. Graduates will learn the skills necessary to work in publishing and editing; education or in a library.

Career examples

  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Editorial assistant
  • Librarian

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts (major in English and Writing)
  2. Bachelor of Creative Industries (major in English and Writing)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Writing and Publishing)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Primary) (major in English)

Film, media and cultural studies

Media studies students learn to analyse the role of media in society. They study the way we consume and use popular media forms such as music, film and television; as well as new media like social media and the internet. Media studies experts consider the institutions and practices that shape these cultural forms and have a deep understanding of topics like audiences and consumption; gender and sexuality; digital labour; and representation and spectatorship.

Career examples

  • Archivist
  • Media analyst
  • Media research analyst
  • Blogger

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

History

The study of history provides a window to the world, helping graduates understand and interpret the societies and cultures, the people and events of the past. Historians focus on anything from ancient societies like the Greeks and Romans; to the medieval period; right through to recent history with major world events such as the Vietnam War. Majoring in this area will prepare you to solely concentrate on history on its own or use the skills in other careers where it is relevant such as law, journalism, publishing, teaching and policy development.

Career examples

  • Cultural heritage officer
  • Exhibitions officer
  • Historian
  • Publications officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  7. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  8. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  9. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts (major in Ancient History and Classical Languages)
  2. Bachelor of Arts (major in History)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Ancient History)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Modern History)
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Society and Culture, Ancient and Modern History and Studies of Religion)
  6. Bachelor of Social Science (major in History)

Human services

Human services is about the study and creation of programs and initiatives that provide income, service or other support for disadvantaged people such as the poor, elderly, disabled, students, refugees and other underprivileged groups. You learn how to act as a key advocate for their rights and help lobby for change. This area may be challenging but the difference community welfare experts make is enormous.

Career examples

  • Policy analyst
  • Community development officer
  • Migrant support officer
  • Youth worker

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
    FacultyDivision: Other
    School:
    StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Social Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  4. Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  6. Master of Creative Industries
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Languages

Proficiency in other languages enriches personal growth and gives you a deeper appreciation of cultural differences. Those who have studied a second language are attractive for a range of jobs, especially those involving travel; overseas postings and teaching; along with opportunities in sectors that have foreign-language clients, markets and stakeholders. Your major or diploma in languages can focus on one or more modern languages; sign language; or classical languages like Ancient Greek or Latin.

Career examples

  • Translator
  • Tour guide
  • Overseas English teacher
  • Immigration officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School:
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  7. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Creative Industries
    StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  8. Diploma in Languages
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Humanities and Social Science
    StudyArea: Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Humanities and Social Sciences
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts (major in Ancient History and Classical Languages)
  2. Bachelor of Arts (minor in Chinese)
  3. Bachelor of Arts (major in French Studies)
  4. Bachelor of Arts (major in German)
  5. Bachelor of Arts (major in Japanese Studies)
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Chinese)
  7. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in French)
  8. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in German)
  9. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Japanese)
  10. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Teaching English as a second language)
  11. Diploma in Languages (either by itself or alongside another degree)

Linguistics

Linguistics is concerned with the scientific study of language. Linguistics students learn about the range of critically important functions that language performs in practically all aspects of our lives: as a human communication system, as a repository of knowledge and culture, as a constructor of social and ethnic identity, as the most powerful mechanism of acquiring and exchanging new knowledge, that is, of teaching and learning.

Linguists examine the structure, the acquisition and the functions of language, and describe the variety of world languages. They also analyse the role of language in society and communication between people and cultures. In today’s globalised world, growing attention is devoted to the teaching and learning of second/foreign languages, particularly English as a second language.

    Career examples

    • Cryptographer
    • Linguistic analyst
    • Foreign affairs and trade officer
    • Academic

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    5. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    6. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    7. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    8. Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Health and Medical Services
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate

    Social work

    In a social work degree, you will learn about supporting and resolving personal and social relationship issues between individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities. Social workers maintain a dual focus on both assisting with wellbeing as well as identifying external issues that may impact this wellbeing. There is a strong demand for qualified social workers and job opportunities are broad and incredibly rewarding.

    Career examples

    • Case manager
    • Child protection officer
    • Community development worker
    • Social worker

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate

    Social science

    Social Science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. Learn how to craft strategies and solutions to various social challenges, understand different cultures and areas of sensitivity, and develop ethical awareness while learning about the constructs that make the world go round. With 11 diverse areas of study, you are able to pursue what interests you by specialising in your chosen field.

    Career examples

    • Social researcher
    • Case manager/worker
    • Health promotion officer
    • Foreign affairs and trade officer

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    3. Master of Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate

    Sociology

    A sociology major focuses on the study of human society and social relationships, particularly in areas concerning ethnicity and gender, employment and leisure, recreation and tourism, population health, lifestyle and well-being. Students learn to use quantitative and qualitative methods to research social data and often work in government departments. These graduates design and implement surveys, conduct interviews, analyse data, compile and evaluate information, and present the results in a report format.

    Career examples

    • Social researcher
    • Policy analyst
    • Advisory officers
    • Market research officer

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    3. Master of Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate

    Speech pathology

    Speech pathology degrees train graduates to be responsible health professionals, skilled in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders. Students learn about identifying and treating conditions such as delayed speech and language development, cleft lip and palate, voice disorders and stuttering. They learn to work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, plus a range of other problems that can impact speech. Studying speech pathology can lead to work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation units and private practice.

    Career examples

    • Audiologist
    • Disability services officer
    • Speech pathologist
    • Voice or vocal coach

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

    Studies of religion

    Studies of religion covers the history, literature, philosophy, beliefs and practices of the world’s belief systems. Your degree will focus on all main religions from antiquity to the present day. Graduates minoring in Studies of Religion can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. Careers range in industries such as cultural heritage, government, journalism, law and politics.

    Career examples

    • Access and equity advisor
    • Community development worker
    • Cultural heritage officer
    • Religious education coordinator
    • Technical writer

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Education
      StudyArea: Education
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Education
      StudyArea: Education
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    6. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate

    Urban and regional development

    This area is about studying development at a local, national and international level. Your learning focuses on making economic and social transformations in our communities. You could focus on infrastructure, services and planning or social issues like gentrification and urban sprawl.

    Career examples

    • Cultural development officer
    • Town planner/urban designer
    • Transport geographer
    • Demographer

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    5. Bachelor of Social Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Law; Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    6. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    7. Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    8. Master of Social Change and Development
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate

    Writing and publishing

    This study area involves the creation and distribution of literature and information. You can learn about creative and professional writing such as journalism, fiction, creative non-fiction, feature writing and poetry. Professionals in this area have a strong understanding of audiences and contexts and can carefully craft appropriate messages.

    Career examples

    • Copywriter
    • Editor
    • Journalist
    • Speechwriter

    Degrees

    1. Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School:
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    2. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Business and Entrepreneurship; Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    3. Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Science and the Environment; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    4. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Humanities and Social Science
      StudyArea: Community Services; Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Creative Industries; Humanities and Social Sciences
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate_honours
    5. Bachelor of Communication
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Business, Communication and Marketing; Creative Industries
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    6. Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
      FacultyDivision: Other
      School:
      StudyArea: Community Services; Society and Culture
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    7. Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries; Society and Culture; Combined Degree; Art and Design; Creative Industries; Music
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_undergraduate
    8. Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate
    9. Master of Creative Industries
      FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
      School: School of Creative Industries
      StudyArea: Communication and Creative Industries
      Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
      Level: level_postgraduate