Courses & Units

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (2015)

With over twenty possible majors and minors, and a broad choice of individual elective studies, an Arts degree at the University of Tasmania gives you the flexibility to choose from subjects that will build your knowledge and diversify your skills. Whether you’re a specialist or generalist, you can create your own future and career.

You can study across different disciplines, go on exchange with international partners or take up a combined (double) degree. Because of their flexible structure, Arts and Social Science Degrees are some of the most popular first degrees for school leavers and other learners.

There is also a chance to push the boundaries of knowledge:

We have a program of innovative research that responds to local need, and addresses globally significant problems. You will be taught by staff who are leaders in their particular fields of research.

The research is conducted in the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences as well as in specialist centres: the Asia Institute Tasmania, the Institute for the Study of Social Change and the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies.

“If you believe that society doesn’t stay the same... then tackling difficult issues and finding solutions can only be achieved by studying subjects that allow you to understand who we are as a people.”

Senator Lisa Singh
University of Tasmania alumnus

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Why study Arts, Humanities &
Social Sciences?

Arts and Social Sciences students are often thinkers, problem-solvers and doers – people who don’t shy away from a good discussion or the chance to argue a case.

These courses will encourage you to sink your teeth into study and research, get involved in class discussion and interact with academic staff. You’ll find opportunities for international exchange, volunteering and internships – experiences that help you graduate with the type of skills and personal qualities employers are looking for.

These include skills such as effective communication and critical thinking as well as abilities in problem solving, research and investigation, decision-making and time management.

Career profile

Why are we the way we are?
An Arts degree led Demographer Amina Keygan to find her niche studying populations.

Amina Keygan

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Career Options

  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Armed Forces
  • Business
  • Community work
  • Counselling
  • Diplomacy
  • Government
  • Heritage and museology
  • Interpreting
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • New media
  • Police Force
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Publishing
  • Radio and television
  • Research
  • Social Work
  • The Arts
  • Teaching
  • Tourism

What can I study?