The University of Queensland

Arts, Humanities, Social Science & Education

Australia Australia

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THE World Ranking: 66

Humanities and Social Sciences graduates are graduates of the future, learning the skills required to thrive in an ever-changing global environment.

  • More than 40 study areas to choose from
  • University offers 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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Overview

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

Students can arm themselves 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, students 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 their world, whatever career they pursue.

Students can take the opportunity to explore their ideas and find their passion and purpose. What they will 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 give students a taste of what it's like to work in real workplaces. Depending on the program chosen, 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 200 exchange partners in 38 countries the opportunities to see the world are endless.

For shorter trips, the university’s Globetrotters Grant can help students travel to attend international internships, conferences, workshops, field experiences and research programs.

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 Queensland Performing Arts Centre, real life international reporting, interning at a government or non-government department or heading to Hawaii 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. 

History, Philosophy and Human Society

Music, Literature and the Arts

Languages

Writing, Communication and Media

Social and Political Sciences

Education

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

87

Undergraduate

87

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Key facts and figures at The University of Queensland

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

134 International student nationalities at this university

4.76% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
Source: THE

66

OVERALL SCORE

67.4%

TEACHING

49.3%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

92.5%

INDUSTRY INCOME

80.9%

RESEARCH

58.7%

CITATIONS

86.8%
QS World University Rankings 2020
Source: QS

47

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019
Source: ARWU

54

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

A$29,250

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

A$19,240

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

A$42,160

POSTGRADUATE

A$40,310

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

CRICOS

Provider code:00025B

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Anonymous, Singapore 4

Supportive Learning Environment

“I’ve always had a passion for marine life and felt this course with a major in marine science would help me better understand the issues threatening marine biodiversity. 

As a marine science major student, I chose this university for my bachelor degree as UQ is known for its exceptional research facil read full review

“I’ve always had a passion for marine life and felt this course with a major in marine science would help me better understand the issues threatening marine biodiversity. As a marine science major student, I chose this university for my bachelor degree as UQ is known for its exceptional research facilities and supportive advisors who can offer insights into various areas of interest in the science field. Furthermore, with research stations located on North Stradbroke Island and Heron Island near the Great Barrier Reef, students can visit a wide range of places to carry out research projects and to gain valuable skills and experiences.” show less

Anonymous, Malaysia 4

Brisbane - Warm and Friendly City

“UQ has had an excellent global reputation in the area of agriculture for a long time. The four year Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) program is structured in a way that equips students with substantial knowledge in different disciplines of agricultural science. 

Brisbane is a really warm and read full review

“UQ has had an excellent global reputation in the area of agriculture for a long time. The four year Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) program is structured in a way that equips students with substantial knowledge in different disciplines of agricultural science. Brisbane is a really warm and pleasant city with plenty of friendly and helpful people. As an agriculture student, I spent my first three years at the Gatton campus - a peaceful and stimulating place. Living in Gatton has provided me with many opportunities to explore, enjoy and appreciate the nature around campus (especially bird watching). Now I am in my final year at the main St Lucia campus. St Lucia offers me a very different study environment to Gatton; there are more students here and it is closer to the city. However, both campuses offer an excellent quality of teaching and facilities. Most of the lecturers and staff are very friendly and approachable. I also really enjoyed doing some of the genetics courses. If prospective students are interested in doing genetics related programs, UQ is definitely the place to be.” show less

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