Why study social sciences?

Laurelle Neugebauer

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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Stephanie Harris in Papua New Guinea with coconut

Understand human geography

“I would say my greatest achievement was being awarded the opportunity to travel to an exciting country to do what I love most; to learn about different cultures and people.”

Stephanie Harris, BA (Geography) (Hons)

Curtin international relations students in Timor-Leste

Gain real-world experience

“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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Head into exams with your spot at Curtin secured

You can now apply to receive your Curtin offer early, ahead of the ATAR exam period. An early offer means you can spend more time preparing for your exams, knowing we’ve got your place at Curtin sorted. Applications close 30 September 2019.

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Did you know?

  • 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.
  • This program provides excellent opportunities to engage with:
    • the Bureau of Meterology
    • Canning River Eco Education Centre, and
    • the Southeast Regional Centre for Urban Landcare.

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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.

    Increase your skills and knowledge across two different learning areas with a double degree to give 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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