Humanities & social science

Think holistically into the present

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Study human behaviour and interaction in the context of social, cultural, environmental, economic and political factors.

Whether you’re interested in politics, languages, history or literature, studying humanities and social sciences will help you develop an understanding of the world you live in and the events that have helped form the present.

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Emma—Psychological Sciences student with Swinburne University, through Open Universities Australia.
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Humanities & social science degrees

Undergraduate MAQ-ART-DEG-2021

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in English
  • Major in Ancient History
  • Major in Modern History
  • Major in Philosophy
  • Major in Politics
  • Major in Sociology
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Indigenous Studies
  • Major in International Relations
  • Major in Applied Ethics

Undergraduate GRF-ART-DEG-2021

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Art History
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • Major in History
  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Literature
  • Major in Media Studies
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Screen Culture
  • Major in Sociology

Undergraduate GRF-COM-DEG-2021

Bachelor of Communication

  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Business Communication
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Screen Studies

Undergraduate CUR-CME-DEG-2021

Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)

  • Level 4 Subjects - Professional
  • Level 4 Subjects - Honours

Humanities & social science subjects

Rich, diverse and rewarding careers

Broaden your career opportunities across a number of industries by studying humanities and social science online with leading Australian universities. Learn how to leave your mark on the world and make a difference. 

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