Social & Cultural Studies
Actively engage with world issues to re-imagine solutions for all people – in Australia and abroad. You could follow in the footsteps of other free thinkers who have investigated and authored books about prisoners of war, been involved in disaster recovery efforts and even become mayor.
Where could a social and cultural studies degree take you?
Business and government will always have a need for critical and creative thinkers. Studying social and cultural studies at Murdoch will give you the skills, insights and knowledge to think deeply and create change in a meaningful way. It will help you to understand the past to re-think the future and give you the tools to help others. You could:
- work overseas as a translator, teacher, diplomat, journalist or in the tourism industry
- advocate for human rights as a community worker or policy advisor
- take action on important issues as a human service officer, overseas aid worker, or refugee and migrant support specialist, or
- give issues a voice as a historian, journalist, foreign correspondent or by working in politics.
Why study social and cultural studies at Murdoch?
Studying social and cultural studies gives you a lens to look at the world on a deeper level. On any day you could be surrounded by like-minded people, people who have a passion for creating positive change for Australia and the world.
If you’re looking for a different perspective to study, why not balance your theoretical learning with a global internship opportunity in Indonesia or Japan. If you’re looking for something local, learn from the best during a hands-on industry placement at some of WA’s leading businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
Do you have multiple interests? Explore our double majors, offering you two specialisations that can often be completed in the same period of time.
Explore the causes of terrorism and political violence, how these issues are shaping the world and what can be done about it.
Learn how to deal with complex problems in our diverse and interconnected world.
Explore our social and cultural studies degrees
Community Development – Bachelor of Arts
Crime Science – Bachelor of Criminology
Criminal Behaviour – Bachelor of Criminology
Criminology + Communication – Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Communication
English and Creative Writing – Bachelor of Arts
Global Politics and Policy – Bachelor of Arts
History – Bachelor of Arts
International Aid and Development – Bachelor of Arts
Japanese – Bachelor of Arts
Law + Arts – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Arts
Law + Criminology – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Criminology
Legal Studies – Bachelor of Criminology
Philosophy – Bachelor of Arts
Psychology – Bachelor of Arts
Sociology – Bachelor of Arts
Sustainable Development – Bachelor of Arts
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies – Bachelor of Global Security
Tourism and Events – Bachelor of Arts
Asian Studies – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Australian Indigenous Studies – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Community Development – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
English and Creative Writing – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Global Politics and Policy – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
History – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Philosophy – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Psychology – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Religion – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Sociology – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Theatre and Drama – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Tourism and Events – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Community Development – Graduate Certificate
Counselling – Graduate Certificate
Theology – Graduate Certificate
Asian Language (In-country) – Graduate Diploma
Chaplaincy – Graduate Diploma
Community Development – Graduate Diploma
Counselling – Graduate Diploma
Creative Arts Therapies – Graduate Diploma
Theology – Graduate Diploma
Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Masters
Applied Psychology (Professional) – Masters
Chaplaincy – Masters
Community Development – Masters
Counselling – Masters
Creative Arts Therapies – Masters
Development Studies – Masters
Sustainable Development – Masters
Theological Studies – Masters
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Doctorate
Psychology (Organisational Psychology) – Doctorate
Explore our social and cultural studies facilities
Discover the spaces that you'll learn in.
Expand your career options with a double major
As an undergraduate student, you can study two majors during your degree. Some popular combinations include: