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Arts and Humanities degrees

Create your specialised skillset

From Creative Writing and Archaeology to Social Justice and International Relations, combine multiple areas of interest to develop your unique set of skills.

Gain a competitive edge

Develop professional communication, analytical and critical skills to make you stand out in the job market.

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Flexible study options

Benefit from the ability to study online or on-campus, or fast track your degree by studying over Semester 3 (November intake).

Learn from the best

UniSQ's archaeology and anthropology courses are based on research-led teaching, offers hands-on fieldwork, and are led by some of the most prominent Australian archaeologists.

Four female USQ lecturers looking at map of Aboriginal land areas

We need humans to do what robots can’t

In a world of new technologies and automation, develop professional communication, analytical and critical thinking skills to give you a competitive edge in the job market.
Which arts and humanities degree is right for me?

At UniSQ, we offer many arts and humanities degrees that focus on the values, principles and theories of several disciplines, including: 

  • Anthropology - Learn what it means to be human and examine the intricacies of human societies across cultures and times. 
  • Archaeology - Investigate the stories and experiences of past civilisations and cultures to shed light on humanity as a whole.
  • Creative writing - Develop the necessary skills and confidence to build your career as a professional writer by helping your active imagination have a practical outlet. 
  • English literature - Explore the tales of classic and contemporary literary works and study the minds of the best writers throughout the world. 
  • History - Study the complexities and consequences of historical events and how we can learn from them to create a brighter future.
  • Indigenous studies - Understand the history of Indigenous Australians, including their past, culture and way of life.
  • International relations - Learn how political relationships affect nations and governments to apply your knowledge to the real world.
  • Legal studies - Students can understand core legal principles and theories to aid them in a rewarding career. 
  • Social justice - Make a difference by learning how to foster fair relations in communities of all sizes.  
Are online study options available?

Yes! At UniSQ, we focus on providing our students with the flexibility to undertake an online arts degree or study arts and humanities on-campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate or postgraduate arts degree at UniSQ, we have many options for you to consider. 

Discover more about the ways to study at UniSQ. 

What are my career prospects with an arts and humanities degree?

At UniSQ, you’ll have the opportunity to shape your own future. You’ll be part of a diverse learning community that thrives on mutual success and supports students in achieving their personal and professional goals. All of our degrees focus on developing your ability to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained into a career of your choice. Graduating with an arts degree from UniSQ opens up many career prospects in a variety of settings, including: 

  • Legal firms
  • Museums
  • Educational institutions
  • Self-employed
  • Activism
  • Editorial organisations
  • Scientific institutions
  • Politics
  • Publishing firm
  • Author. 
What are the pathways to entry?
At UniSQ, we understand the journey to university is different for everyone. That's why we have several pathways available for you to consider. Whether you’ve just graduated high school, haven’t studied in a while, or have other relevant qualifications such as VET or TAFE, we can help you find the right path to study. To find out how we can help you begin, have a look at our pathways program.  

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