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About the faculty

Socially engaged, diverse and creative
Instilling analytical rigour, cross-cultural understanding and creative thinking to produce graduates capable of solving the world's major problems.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is geared for the 21st century. In a technologically driven, globalised world, we offer a socially conscious, academically rigorous learning environment that embraces diversity and complexity.

We offer expertise in more than 40 undergraduate majors. Economics. Languages and Cultures. Literature, Art, and Media. Philosophy and History. Social and Political Sciences. Education and Social Work. Visual Arts. And that's just for starters.

Whether it is understanding politics in a post-truth society or the mechanisms of cryptocurrencies, the effects of mass migration or how technology is transforming work, we pursue real-world issues with intellectual curiosity and evidence-based research. We value collegiality and respect for differences in all we do.

This is our faculty. Join us.

Teaching and research excellence

Ranked 17th in the world for studies in the arts and humanities,* we are home to leading scholars and researchers. Our research is driven by the pursuit of new knowledge that benefits Australia and the wider world. 

* QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018

Beyond the classroom

We offer internships and work placements, overseas exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration around complex, real-world problems. All of these opportunities will prepare you for your chosen career path.

Facts & figures

  • #14 in the world for Social Sciences (2018 QS World University Rankings)
  • #17 in the world for Arts and Humanities (2018 QS World University Rankings)
  • Est. 1852 Over 165 years of teaching and research excellence