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

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.

Master of Social Research Methods now available

Social research skills are highly sought after in a wide variety of sectors to identify social, organisational and government needs. This course can open up avenues for improving society, developing the well-being of communities and working towards solving the world's problems.

Making a difference

Learn how Honours studies in Arts has helped Michael Sheldrick make a difference with the Global Poverty Project.

Stand out with a UWA postgraduate degree

Enhance your career opportunities with a globally recognised degree. 2016 applications are now open.

Semester 1, 2016 applications now open.

Start your pursuit with a flexible undergraduate degree that allows you to combine subjects that match your career goals and personal interests.

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. Find out more.

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

Disciplines at the School of Social Sciences are:

Anthropology and Sociology
Media and Communication
Political Science and International Relations
Asian Studies (including Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin languages)


Disciplines at the School of Humanities are:

Classics and Ancient History
English and Cultural Studies
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Gender Studies
European Languages and Studies (including French, German and Italian languages)