By studying humanities and social sciences you will learn to think differently and use your understanding to shape the future you want for yourself and your world, whatever career you pursue. Take the opportunity to explore your ideas and find your passion and purpose.

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)
Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of International Studies
Honours focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills students acquire during undergraduate study. By completing honours, you demonstrate to employers your reliability and capacity for independent work.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours)
Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)
If you’re ready for a new direction or want to specialise, UQ’s choices for postgraduate programs can diversify or deepen your knowledge and experience.

Community Development
Development Practice
Heritage Management
Museum Studies




A research higher degree involves in-depth study and commitment to understand existing information or to develop new data or ideas. You can undertake a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or a Doctor Philosophy (PhD) within the School of Social Science. These programs require you to think and investigate your chosen area in great depth. The processes and research you conduct will result in new knowledge you can contribute to this field of thought.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Why choose us

As you will see from our various disciplinary offerings, we provide a comprehensive range of courses, with students being able to move seamlessly from undergraduate to honours to masters or doctoral studies. 

With over 30 academic and adjunct staff and 70 research higher degree students, the School provides an atmosphere of encouragement and support for research activity and intellectual growth of its members. 

Talk to us

To find out more about applications or our programs, email student.socsci@uq.edu.au.
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