The University of Queensland

Arts, Humanities, Social Science & Education

Australia Australia

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THE World Ranking: 54

Humanities and Social Sciences graduates are graduates of the future, with the knowledge, creativity and skills to influence powerful change.

  • More than 40 study areas to choose from
  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • Students can spend up to a year living and studying overseas
  • Enhance studies through internships or work placements
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As told by the university

Overview

By studying arts, humanities, social sciences and education at The University of Queensland, students will learn the skills young people now require to navigate in an ever-changing global environment and new world of work.

Students will graduate with a transferable set of core skills and a portfolio of capabilities that Australian and international employers are now searching for – critical thinking, problem solving, the ability to understand different perspectives, team work, communication and creativity.

The graduates produced belong to the future. They seek to understand and navigate the world through social research, cultural and literary theory, languages, historical inquiry and philosophical reflection.

With more than 40 study areas to choose from, they will be capable of working across disciplines and adept at finding solutions to complex problems. They will learn to think differently and use their understanding to shape the future they want for themselves and the world, whatever career they pursue.

Students can take the opportunity to explore their ideas and find their passion and purpose. What students learn from studying arts, humanities, social sciences and education is knowledge that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Specialised facilities

The university’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment gives students a taste of what it's like to work in real workplaces. Depending on their program, students could study in the largest and one of the best dedicated archaeological practical learning spaces in the world, use the digital media production facilities to take part in mock newsfeeds and on-camera reporting activities, utilise one of the top interpreter training facilities in the country, or work with one of three premier on-campus museums.

International exposure

Students can spend up to a year living and studying overseas on exchange at one of the university’s prestigious partner universities. With over 180 exchange partners in 38 countries, the opportunities to see the world are endless.

Industry experience

Many of the programs incorporate professional practice or industry projects. Students can also enhance their studies through internships or work placements.

Depending on their studies, opportunities may include participating in a museum-based field school in Italy, performing a musical piece at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, real life international reporting, interning at a government or non-government department or heading overseas for an archaeological dig.

Students will gain valuable work experience, strengthen their skills and develop their professional networks. These experiences may even lead directly to employment. 

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Arts and humanities

Communication, writing and digital media

Languages and linguistics

Music

Social and Political Sciences

Education

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

87

Undergraduate

87

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Key facts and figures at The University of Queensland

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

134 International student nationalities at this university

2.73% International students from India

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
Source: THE

54

OVERALL SCORE

70%

TEACHING

55%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

93.4%

INDUSTRY INCOME

86.2%

RESEARCH

62%

CITATIONS

85.8%
QS World University Rankings 2022
Source: QS

47

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021
Source: ARWU

51

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

16,37,738

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

10,77,268

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

23,35,386

POSTGRADUATE

20,59,910

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

CRICOS

Provider code:00025B

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