Students visit the historic Cascades Female Factory, South Hobart.

Why study humanities and social sciences?

Studying Humanities and Social Sciences will help you develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving and writing. These are attributes you can take into any career.

You will also get opportunities to undertake international exchanges, volunteering, and internships – amazing experiences that will help you build the key skills and personal qualities employers are looking for.

Studying with us in Tasmania, the whole world is at your doorstep.

In our Bachelor of Arts, you will learn how to think critically and develop high-level skills in communication, interpretation, and creativity. You could hone your language skills in a native-speaking country, take part in Buddhist studies in India, or volunteer in nongovernment organisations across the world.

  • The median salary of our recent Humanities and Social Sciences graduates is $70,000 (compared to the national average of $59,500)
  • 84.1% of our recent Humanities and Social Sciences graduates found employment.

In her natural environment

Olivia Hasler has always loved the environment and is passionate about that criminal aspect. She travelled from the US to combine these interests at the University of Tasmania.

Careers in humanities and social sciences

Humanities 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 opportunities

  • 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