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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.

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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.

Why study Arts & Humanities 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 you to have a global outlook with international study opportunities (Student Exchange and Study Overseas programs) and in-country language programs. 
  • You will learn from academics who are passionate about what they do, actively engaged in their industry and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and expertise.
  • Our Language Centre provides a world-class learning experience, using the latest learning techniques with teaching grounded in the relevant society and culture.
  • Our Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree that lets you personalise your studies as you progress. From Languages to Legal studies, History to Politics, English Literatures to Philosophy, a Bachelor or Arts allows you to develop skills in areas you are passionate about. You can also diversify your degree by undertaking a second major like Digital and Social Media, Visual Communication Design or Global Sustainable Development, preparing you for a dynamic career. You can view all of our majors here
  • Our Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics provides training in three interconnected areas that shape the world around us. With a strong focus on critical thinking, decision-making and analysis of political, philosophical and economic interactions, this degree will prepare you for a career in politics, government, entrepreneurship, international development, public service and many other areas. 
  • 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 independently and act with purpose.


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Lucy studied a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Spanish. She wants to tell stories to learn more about the world.

What you can study under Arts & Humanities at UOW

Choose a degree that empowers you to think independently and act with purpose. You can study Arts and Humanities in the following degrees;


Where you can study Arts & Humanities at UOW

Students can study the Bachelor of Arts full-time or part-time at the following campuses; BegaBatemans Bay ShoalhavenSouthern Highlands and Wollongong. The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics can be studied full-time or part-time at our Wollongong campus. 


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.
  • 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.


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Studying French at university was a great opportunity to make the final push from proficient to fluent. I studied abroad in France and New Caledonia where I realised how important knowing another language is. Language can open so many professional doors and demonstrates to employers that you have a long-term vision and can work towards achieving a goal

Thomas Curran
Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar)
Recipient of the Robert Hope Memorial Prize
Graduate Research Officer in the Department of the Senate

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 

Dan Hutto

The world of work is changing – rapidly and quite dramatically before our eyes. As the information revolution gets firmly underway there will be a growing need to employ philosophers who bring sought-after skills to the age of the knowledge worker. Philosophy graduates love to tackle unfamiliar, novel problems. There is already robust evidence of an extraordinarily strong demand for creative, critical thinkers of the kind philosophy produces. 

Professor Daniel D. Hutto
Senior Professor of Philosophical Psychology
Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts 


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

Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

A degree in Arts and Humanities can take you in many different directions. I teach modern history with a focus on British and US imperialism, anti-colonial nationalisms, and feminisms. I research gender and violent activisms and I look at how history makes emotions and emotions make history. It goes to show how dynamic an Arts degree really is.

Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa
Senior Lecturer in History


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

Roger Patulny

Sociology is the study of society and investigating our place within it. It seeks the connections between global social trends and our everyday lives, in areas such as gender, sexuality, health, crime, digital networks, subcultures, social justice, emotions, wellbeing and happiness

Dr Roger Patulny
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Co-founder of the Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN)