Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

Choose a major and a career that interests you

Confucius once said ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ Learn about the colourful careers of our successful graduates to help you choose a major and a career that is right for you.

Master of Heritage Studies now available

Have a keen interest in preserving the past for future generations?

Find out more about our new Masters degree which can lead to a career in heritage management, working across areas such as environmental, maritime, urban, and cultural heritage.

Enrol now for the new Master of Strategic Communication

Students will learn advanced knowledge and skills required to participate in the contemporary global communications environment working in senior adviser positions.

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is a founding faculty of the University which has an inspiring history of highly successful graduates and outstanding research results which have made a valuable contribution to Western Australia, Australia and internationally.

The Faculty provides a culture of international excellence in research, teaching and learning, and has over 3000 students studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses through the Schools of Humanities, Music, and Social Sciences.


Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences offers learning and research which spans social and culture studies in Australia, Europe and Asia in areas such as Archaeology, Anthropology and Sociology, Communication Studies, Linguistics, Political Science and International Relations and Asian Studies including Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin languages. Aside from undergraduate and postgraduate studies, it also supports an active research program.


The School of Humanities primarily studies human culture with a significant historical element and includes Classics and Ancient History, History, English and Cultural Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Gender Studies, Philosophy and European Languages and Studies including French, German and Italian languages.


The School of Music is a vibrant centre of music education and research with strong ties to the community through outreach programs, junior music, concerts and Friends of UWA Music. Music students have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including performance, composition, history and education.