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University of Queensland Undergraduate Arts Degrees

*Scholarships are available for these programs*

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 eight schools, in what could be considered the core humanities disciplines:

School of Education
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School of English, Media Studies and Art History
The school's recognised excellence in research and teaching develops and fosters cultural knowledge and creativity for local, national, and international communities. The School focuses on the study of culture and society through contemporary and historical texts and cultural practices. By examining communication, representation, and cultural production, whether books, paintings, theatrical productions, films, television shows, or new media, UQ explores the ways in which people interpret, make and remake their world.

School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics
The school 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.

School of Journalism and Communication
Established in 1921, UQ's Journalism program is the longest established and most extensive in Australia. The school has an enviable reputation for serving industry and the community by graduating knowledgeable, skilled and socially aware graduates able to work across the communications sector and beyond; and through research and scholarship that informs industry practice and provides leadership through discovery and the generation of knowledge. Students are given opportunities to understand and practise communication in a changing world – from public relations to citizen journalism; from newspaper reporting to strategic communication. Students are supported in a two week placement at some of the best PR and media outlets in Australia.

School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies
The school specialises in teaching and research in major world languages and cultures, and are 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.

School of Music
The University of Queensland School of Music provides students with opportunity and choice through programs that prepare future leaders in the music professions. UQ Music offers courses for undergraduates in music performance, music composition, musicology (classical, world and popular) and music education.

School of Political Science and International Studies
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 undergraduate 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.

The University of Queensland's Bachelor of Arts program offers a wide range of major study areas. Students can tailor their degrees by choosing one of the following study areas that correspond to the above schools:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History
  • Chinese, Chinese Translation and Interpreting, Classical Languages, Communication, Communication for Social Change, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Development, Drama
  • Economics, Education, English, English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies, French
  • Gender Studies, Geography, German, Governance and Public Policy
  • Health and Society, History
  • Indonesian, International Studies and International Relations, Italian
  • Japanese, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Korean
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, Museum Studies, Music, Music Composition, Music Performance, Musicology
  • Peace and Conflict Studies/Peace and Conflict Resolution, Philosophy, Political Science, Popular Music, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Relations
  • Russian
  • Science Communication, Social Policy, Social Science, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Studies, Studies in Australian Culture, Studies in Religion
  • Writing, Editing and Publishing

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