The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland aims to provide outstanding humanities and creative arts education to students, and undertake research of the highest international quality in both the traditional and new humanities.
The unique institutes and centres within this faculty have placed UQ highly in all the major world rankings, and attracted major social sciences research investment from the public and private sector. UQ teachers have won numerous awards for the innovative ways they engage students with esoteric subject matter, traditional learning tools and contemporary technology.
The Faculty comprises seven schools, in what could be considered the core humanities disciplines:
Communication and Arts The School of Communication and Arts brings together a wealth of expertise and creativity across all facets of communication, journalism, writing, literature, art history and the arts at The University of Queensland. This school offers a collegial and supportive environment for study and research with a strong focus on equipping our students with deep knowledge, skills and leadership that will enrich and enable fulfilling lives.
School of Education
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School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at UQ is a primary provider of programs in its disciplines within Queensland, and is recognised internationally for the high quality of its teaching and research. The school is dedicated to cross-disciplinary teaching and learning activities, so that students are offered a variety of learning experiences in collaboration between the disciplines and with other schools across the university. Three of the seven University of Queensland Rhodes scholars in recent years have been either History or Philosophy majors, and the research community hosts a vibrant and enthusiastic cohort of research students.
School of Languages and Cultures
The school specialises in teaching and research in major world languages and cultures, and is committed to the highest standards of teaching and research in these languages, the cultures in which they are spoken, in linguistics and applied linguistics and in translating and interpreting. They pursue these studies in the interests of scholarship, promoting understanding of languages other than English, and developing linguistic and intellectual skills relevant to students' personal and professional goals.
School of Music
UQ Music offers postgraduate coursework programs in music therapy and music education provide specialist skills for music professionals. Master of Philosophy and PhD programs are offered for those wishing to develop their research skills. Graduates have gained positions with major orchestras and ensembles and pursued their own award-winning solo careers. Some work with up and coming musicians in education settings, while others use music as a therapeutic tool in the health sector.
School of Political Science and International Studies
The School presently offers courses across four specialist areas of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels: Political Science, Governance and Public Policy, International Relations, and Peace and Conflict Studies. The school also houses two active academic centres: the Rotary Centre for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, and the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P).
School of Social Science
The UQ School of Social Science graduate disciplines include anthropology, archaeology, criminology and sociology. The school has close working links to the Institute of Social Science Research, particularly in the areas of Criminology and Sociology. The Archaeology Labs contain excellent facilities, and the Anthropology Museum within the school holds world-class collections from Aboriginal Australia and the Pacific region.
Some of the UQ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences graduate coursework degrees include
Master of Arts
Master of Applied Linguistics
Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation
Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (English and Chinese)
Master of Communication
Master of Development Practice
Master of Governance and Public Policy
Master of Heritage Management
Master of International Relations
Master of International Relations/Master of International Law
Master of Museum Studies
Master of Music
Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
The majority of the programs listed above are also available in Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma form.
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