Innovative thinking, inspired teaching
The School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science offers expertise across a diverse array of disciplines to shape the social, political and cultural future of the world.
Our degrees teach students to think both critically and creatively, to innovate for change and communicate for influence. With a strong emphasis on industry placements, our degrees provide a springboard for success and a unique skill set to future-proof their career.
Through both teaching and research, the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is creating critical thinkers, creators, innovators and thought leaders – who harness the power of their ideas, and other people’s, to change the world.
This commitment to developing creative ideas has been recognised by the QS World University Rankings which placed Griffith in the Top 150 worldwide for English Language and Literature.
Humanities, Languages and Social Science interest areas
What can I study?
Explore our Humanities, Languages and Social Science programs and courses.
Overseas study tours
Take your study further by experiencing different cultures first hand, with our suite of overseas study tours: Bali Mobility Writers Project - Connecting Indonesian and Australian Storytellers, Japan Study Tour and the Muslim World Study Tour.
We offer one of the largest range of industry internships in Queensland for students studying Arts, Journalism, Public Relations and Communication. More than 150 internship opportunities are available annually for our students at both campuses.
Learn from the best
Associate Professor Halim Rane, Australian Teacher of the Year 2015
Halim developed the University's unique suite of Islamic Studies with a
contemporary, secular focus on Islam-West relations.
The courses investigate broad understanding of Islamic beliefs and practices,
sacred scripture, laws, history and contemporary issues.
Chinese TV Host
From Ipswich school boy to Chinese talk show host and internet pop sensation, the journey to international stardom is a dream come true for Griffith University languages graduate Harry Harding. Harry has been working as a journalist and presenter at GDTV World channel in Guangzhou, South China, where he hosts a talk show, a travel show and a documentary program.
Digital Installation and Projection Artist
Alinta Krauth is a digital installation and projection artist described by Fringe:ArtCulture magazine as “One of the most important digital artists of Queensland, and perhaps the most important female digital artist to come from our state in the past few years.” Her work integrates digital spaces into the natural world.
Director of Communications, Adobe
Suzie Brady is the Director of Communications with Adobe Asia Pacific. Suzie’s digital and mobile communication campaigns are establishing Adobe as a global thought leader. She is also developing the brand’s communication efforts across, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asian, India, Korea and China.
March 01, 2018
Student photographers turn lens on Cambodia
Griffith photography, film and journalism students recently travelled to Cambodia for a three-week study tour, revealing some of the country's untold stories. The tour involved masterclasses and workshops, followed by an intensive storytelling project which gave students the opportunity to work in t...
January 29, 2018
Policy and performance drive James in UK Fast Stream
Invited to join the UK Civil Service's Fast Stream graduate program, Griffith University alumnus James Boyle is part of a fascinating era for British politics
January 03, 2018
Journalism student gets full picture from internship
If you could picture a day in the life of a professional photographer on duty at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games what would it look like? Bachelor of Journalism student Janelle Miller has had that very experience … literally. As part of her internship with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Gam...
December 01, 2017
Griffith Film School takes home ATOM double
Griffith Film School has been lauded for its continued outstanding excellence in the creative arts with two major wins at this year’s Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards.