Humanities and Social Sciences
Understand humanity's complex and fascinating mix of cultures, values and beliefs to enhance contemporary and future society.
Remarkable career diversity
Our humanities and social sciences degrees can equip you for wide range of valuable and rewarding roles, tackling some of society's great challenges. This includes in:
- social policy impact assessment and planning
- natural resource management
- corrections systems
- immigration and foreign affairs
- fraud investigation
- housing and health services
- disability advocacy and support
- youth development.
An enviable location
The University of Adelaide presents an ideal location for humanities study. Our main campus's position in the heart of our city's central business district and cultural precinct puts a vast number of related bodies and organisations - government, private sector and not-for-profit - within an easy walk. Capitalising on this advantage, you'll have ample opportunity to deepen your real-world understanding through hands-on experience with one of these organisations in an internship.
Employment growth for the majority of humanities and social sciences roles ranges broadly from stable to very strong†.
^QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022
43 matching degrees found
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Criminology
- Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
- Bachelor of International Development
- Bachelor of International Relations
- Bachelor of Languages
- Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
- Bachelor of Sociology
A Bachelor of Arts lets you dive into higher learning with flexibility and freedom. We support your interests in the broad and vital study of history, society, culture and creativity.
The University of Adelaide is highest ranked for Arts in South Australia. From Classics to Criminology, Gender Studies to Geography—you can choose from the greatest number of study areas in the state.
- Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Media
- Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Criminology
- Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Sociology
Masters by Coursework
Masters by Research
Doctorate by Research
University has been a rewarding experience that has developed me both personally and professionally. I’ve gained vital skills in time management, critical thinking and the ability to self-direct my learning. I’ve also loved the social element of uni and the chance to meet so many diverse people from different backgrounds.
Bachelor of International Development