Humanities and social sciences is one of the largest fields of study, and one of the most complicated. Many courses and specialisations lead to a broad range of careers and further study options. You can combine humanities with law, education, engineering or business, and many humanities graduates complete a postgraduate qualification to get a vocational edge.
Some of the majors you can study in this field include ancient cultures, anthropology, counselling, information management, international studies, museum studies, philosophy, political science, sociology and youth work.
Our ratings look at specific strengths of Australian universities, giving insight to support and guide your decision-making when choosing a university.
This month, we looked at which Australian universities with undergraduate degrees in humanities and social sciences performed best in graduate salary, teaching quality and skills development.
This rating compares the median salary of graduates from different universities. University of Tasmania in Hobart ranked highest with a median graduate salary of $70,400, followed by University of New England (UNE) in New South Wales, where the median graduate salary is $65,700.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the quality of teaching they experienced. Federation University scored an impressive 93.2% satisfaction rate, followed by University of New England (UNE), which scored 91%.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the skill development they experienced through their studies. Queensland’s Bond University took the top spot with a satisfaction rate of 93.4%, followed by Victoria’s RMIT University, which scored 90.2%.
View all 2021 rankings for humanities and social sciences — filter by state, or level of study to view both undergraduate and postgraduate ratings.