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Humanities and Social Sciences

We need your quest to make a difference to build a better world. Join us to study a postgraduate degree in humanities and social science online or on campus.

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Available 100% online Australia-wide

Postgraduate Short Courses

In as little as 6 months, you can complete a Graduate Certificate to gain specialist knowledge in your field. Designed for working professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree, these fast and flexible qualifications can be studied 100% online. 

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  • #1 in Australia for postgraduate teaching quality in humanities and social sciences

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • Focus on unique Indigenous and Asia Pacific perspectives

    Learn from cultural experts and benefit from strong links to Northern Australia and South East Asia

  • #4 in Australia for humanities and social services employment outcomes

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

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Academy arts NAIDOC 2021

The Pedagogy of Indigenous Knowledge Sharing through Creative and Cultural Practices

Understand Indigenous artmaking as knowledge sharing to reflect on your professional practice and engage learners in innovative ways.

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    How to apply for postgraduate courses

    Take the next step in your career and apply for a postgraduate course at CDU.

    Find out how to apply for postgraduate courses at CDU, as well as information about application fees and how to accept your offer.

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    Study pathways

    At CDU, there's a study pathway for everyone.

    Explore our course and student types, admission requirements and pathways to study so you can apply with confidence.

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    Flexible study options

    Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction. With on-campus, online, part-time and full-time study options, you'll have the flexibility and support to do it your way.

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    Are peace and democracy worth dying for?

    We have all seen the images of war on our television screens. What happens when, inevitably, the guns fall silent and the blades are returned to their sheaths? When the red mist recedes, and some form of non-violent rationality raises its weary head above the bloodied parapets.

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    How to have the confidence to study something new

    Deciding to finally start that degree you've always desired, or one day realising that you want a change of career is undoubtedly a little daunting. Here are five tips to help you grow confidence in your decisions.

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    Hannah is researching military vets who attend uni

    At first, Australian Air Force veteran Hannah Taino-Spick didn’t think she was eligible to do a research degree. Thanks to a supportive professor at Charles Darwin University, however, Hannah is now pursuing a PhD via a Higher Degree by Research (HDR). 

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