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Why study at UOW

UOW arts and humanities graduates are future leaders, with adaptable and analytical skills that can be applied across a diverse field of work to drive global innovation and success.

We encourage critical and creative thinkers to develop informed opinions and reasoning skills that are highly valued in society.

Study at a university that empowers you to think for yourself and question your answers.

The best in NSW/ACT

  • The federal government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2018 as the best university in New South Wales and the ACT for undergraduate Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences. 
  • UOW is also rated in the top 200 universities in the world for English Language and Literature in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Why study Arts and Humanities


  • Our flexible degrees let you personalise your degree as you progress and develop skills in areas you’re passionate about. We offer majors and minors in the traditional areas of the Humanities as well as the Creative Arts.
  • By analysing real world issues, you'll learn critical and creative thinking skills that you can apply to any career.  
  • We encourage you to have a global outlook with international study opportunities (Student Exchange and Study Overseas programs) and in-country language programs. 
  • You’ll learn from academics who are passionate about what they do, actively engaged in their industry and enthusiastic about sharing what they know. 
  • Our Language Centre provides a world-class learning experience, using the latest learning techniques with teaching grounded in the relevant society and culture.


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Overview of careers

UOW Humanities graduates have the skills that employers want: critical and creative thinking, reasoning, the art of debate and well-formed opinions. Having such in-demand skills means you can take them to any career, anywhere in the world. 

  • Art Historian 
  • Heritage Specialist
  • Government Policy
  • Business Administration
  • Consultancy
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Diplomacy
  • Archiving and Librarianship
  • Translation
  • Interpreting
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Politics
  • Arts Production and Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Writer

UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates, ranking in the 151-200 band in the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

CF Testimonial - Arts-Hum Aug 2017

During my degree I got to go to Mexico for six months. When I came back to Uni one of my teachers set me up with an internship at the ABC, and it all went from there. I’m working to help people better understand this warped world and, in understanding it, empower them to make it a better place.

Alice Matthews
Bachelor of Journalism & Bachelor of Arts (Spanish)
Journalist, Triple J 


I learned so much studying at UOW, and I especially value the non-traditional culture of the Uni. I found the place very creative and liberating and many of my lecturers encouraged me not to just study for work but to learn for life.

Rebecca Evans
Bachelor of Arts (History) - Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
Assistant Curator, Powerhouse Museum


My first lecture in Globalisation of World Politics sparked my interest in politics. Along with a trip to Geneva, this was enough to make me change to a Bachelor of Arts, where I could combine politics and economics and the freedom to question the status quo.

Alexandra McDermott
Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Economics)
Government Engagement Coordinator – Wadeye and Nganmarriyanga
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet