Arts and Humanities

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Making our world better

In our technology-driven world, critical skills and knowledge in languages, art, history, ethics, philosophy, psychology and human development are more important than ever. What you learn today can transform tomorrow.

Our arts and humanities degrees will equip you with the skills and placement opportunities for a career in the dynamic media and cultural sector. With dozens of subject areas, you can become a specialist in your chosen field by tailoring your degree. And you will learn under our unique Southern Cross Model, designed to deliver greater momentum and motivation, achieve milestones quickly, and set you up for success at university and beyond.

You will gain transferable skills that are highly valued across all sectors, including qualities such as communication, analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving. Also, by delving deeply into human society, culture, history and philosophy, our graduates emerge with strong cultural awareness, empathy and the ability to build creative capacities and communication effectiveness.

For the content creators and digital natives, studies in digital media provide the creative and technical foundation for the career you desire and the stories you will tell. In the fast-paced media environment of today and tomorrow, you can set the pace.

Apply Now to start studying online or on campus, and join a university that’s transforming tomorrow.

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“I want to live a life with purpose, doing things that align with my values. If I can create a career that intersects with that I think it’s the recipe for success.”

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Open Day at Southern Cross University is a perfect opportunity to discover which courses spark your interest and the campus or study mode that works best for you.

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Why choose Arts and Humanities with Southern Cross?

Industry partnerships

Our industry partnerships build experience and networking opportunities

5-star rating

Overall experience, skills development and full-time employment in Humanities and Social Sciences (GUG 2023)

Flexible study options

Choose a major to suit your interests and a study pattern to suit your lifestyle

How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply to Southern Cross University.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

The Faculty of Business, Law and Arts offers degrees designed to equip students with industry-relevant knowledge and capabilities, while opening doors and opportunities for them anywhere in the world. Our strong links with industry form a fundamental part of our internship programs, giving our students experience in real jobs before they graduate. Through a unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, students can also study Hotel Management with The Hotel School in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Hayman Island. 


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