Are you intrigued by how people live, and have lived? Or why certain cultures think and communicate the way they do?
If you’re fascinated by human behaviour and history, you could be suited to a degree in social and cultural studies, which covers a range of topics including:
- Governance and global politics
- Counter terrorism studies
- Sustainability and international aid
- Community development
With a degree in social and cultural studies, you’ll be able to drive positive change and impact in cultures around the world.
Murdoch has partner universities around the world meaning there are exciting opportunities to add global context to what you learn in the classroom, as part of an industry placement, internship or exchange program.
What’s more, you’ll have the chance to take advantage of our Asia Research Centre which specialises in the study of East and Southeast Asia. Opportunities available through the Centre include the chance to travel to Indonesia for a semester as part of the study Indonesia program, or complete a semester in one of our ten partner universities in Japan.
Build lifelong skills
Regardless of what technological changes the world might be witness to in coming years, businesses and government bodies will always be in need of people who understand humans, communities and societies.
Studying social and cultural studies at Murdoch will give you the skills, insights and knowledge to think deeply about the past in order to create real, lasting change for the future.
Past graduates have gone on to investigate and author books about prisoners of war, been involved in disaster recovery efforts, and even become mayor.
If you're keen to find out how your thinking can make a difference to the way societies functions, check out our Social & Cultural Studies courses.