Why study social sciences?

Carve your own path

“I have an interest in people and I have always been interested in politics and history. So, I wanted to study what I was interested in and then create a career from that instead of going and doing one thing and getting a straightforward career out of that.”

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Laurelle Neugebauer with Acting Prime Minister as they inaugrate a Youth Center

Make a global difference

“Throughout my studies, I have become increasingly passionate about the water-food-energy nexus. The nexus highlights that water, food and energy are inextricably linked as all life forms depend on it.”

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Curtin international relations students in Timor-Leste

Know what's happening on the ground

“The Timor-Leste trip was reminder that there are people working on the ground implementing programs that are having a real impact. The tour has provided an invaluable practical component to my degree that a student can’t experience in the classroom.”

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Did you know?

  • We’re ranked in the top 200 in the world for the field of geography.*
  • We’re ranked in the top 250 in the world for the subject of social sciences.**
  • In 2017, we offered a unique opportunity for international relations students to undertake internships at the United Nations House in Timor-Leste – a first for students from an Australian university.
  • *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 and ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018
    **The World University Rankings 2019 Ranking by Subject

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    Explore our social sciences courses

    Our diverse range of social sciences courses means you can follow your passion while gaining the skills knowledge and experience to passion into a meaningful future.

    If you’re curious about global societies and cultures and want to apply your critical thinking to make a difference then explore our social science courses and put your passion to work.

    View our undergraduate courses and apply:

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Find out how to apply

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    Haven't found the course you're after?

    We have over 30 humanities undergraduate courses, so you can find the one that’s right for you. When you study a humanities course at Curtin, you’ll learn the skills you need to transform your ideas into actions and gain transferable skills in communication, critical thinking, digital knowledge and problem solving that you can apply to a range of workplaces.


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    Our double degrees

    Studying for two degrees at once means you’ll graduate with double the qualifications, but it won’t take you double the time.

    A double degree increases your skills and knowledge across two different learning areas and gives you more career opportunities and choices. You’ll study units from both courses, but the condensed program structure means it may take only a year longer than a single degree.

    More about our Bachelor of Arts double degrees

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