Our disciplines cultivate your talents and develop your capacity to create, to think constructively about some of the most complex issues in contemporary society. They enable you to link past and present, and to begin to conceive of ways in which you will play a role in the shaping of the future – your future, too.
The School of Humanities fosters students who are open-minded and outward-looking, keen to make a difference in the world. They are taught not to be afraid to test the limits of their own ignorance and strive constantly for critically informed access to new knowledge!
Courses and Units
Study with us — apply in one of our courses available at the School of Humanities listed below.
Each course and unit is linked to its own page with more detailed information on the University of Tasmania Courses & Units website, including Major available within each course, and comprehensive lists of units available for study under each applicable Major.
- Combine your Bachelor of Arts (A3A) with options such as Law, Fine Arts, Business, Economics, and Science.
- Diploma of Languages (R2E)
- Diploma of Family History (R2H)
- Diploma of Arts (A1A)
- Diploma of Creative Arts and Health (A1C)
Combined Degree with Honours
Take your passion for ideas further than you ever imagined.
We offer a collegial, supportive environment, with experienced supervision, regular seminar series, research skills training, and many opportunities to work with peers and academics on your areas of interest. We supervise across a range of methodologies and conceptual/theoretical approaches, and encourage scholarship that draws on ideas from across diverse fields.
Choose a research topic that reflects your interests and identify a supervisor with the expertise to guide you in your research. Search for a discipline staff member via our staff profiles, or by an area or expertise.
The School of Humanities welcomes qualified applicants to undertake a research degree with us in any of our areas of research strengths and interests.
Masters by Research
To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.
Lists of undergraduate units are provided below. To see units on offer for honours and postgraduate courses, select the relevant course from the course lists.
Study Opportunities & Experiences
An Arts degree is the ultimate flexible university degree. You can study your degree at a time that suits you and your lifestyle. Choose to study full-time or part-time, or fast-track your degree with on-campus intensives. We offer a variety of majors and degree programs through:
- Online: a growing collection of majors available to be completed online.
- Off-campus: programs that are offered wholly or partially off-campus.
- Intensive: programs that offer study over a few weeks – usually summer, winter or spring, and on campus.
- Mixed mode: a combination of internal and online studies.
We provide access to a variety of scholarships and bursaries at a University, College and Discipline level. The main application period begins in August, and closes on the 31st October the year prior to study commencing.
Don't meet the traditional entry requirements? The University of Tasmania aims to increase access and participation in tertiary education through providing alternate pathways and partnerships. The School of Humanities offers an alternative entry pathway into our undergraduate programs. The Arts pathway is a great introduction into university study, and can assist you in gaining the qualifications and experience you need for your chosen career.
This foundation year of study provides students with the skills and knowledge related to study the humanities and social sciences, with additional support and guidance to help you succeed. Completing this year of foundation study in Diploma of University Studies (Arts Specialisation) (21A) will assist you in achieving your goals.
An overseas study program gives you the opportunity to experience different cultures, study languages, undertake work placement or internships, make new friends and explore the world while receiving credit toward your degree and creating professional and life experiences. It provides a 'total immersion' experience in a variety of study areas and locations. You can choose a program length that suits you, from a 2-week fieldtrip, a short-term summer program to a full semester (or two).
University Connections Program
The University Connections Program enables eligible Year 11 and 12 students to undertake introductory level university units at the same time or in addition to their TCE studies.
Students can extend their TCE subject enrolment where the TCE subject curriculum closely aligns to a UTAS first year unit, or study full UTAS units.
There are external opportunities available such as The Aurora Project, an Australian Government funded internship with applications accepted from candidates with an academic background in the School of Humanities including History and Aboriginal Studies, together with a range of other disciplines.