About Us

Welcome to UNSW Arts & Social Sciences 

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is made up of thought-leading academics and a diverse range of students all seeking to make a meaningful impact across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and the Creative and Performing Arts industries.

We're progressive and socially engaged. We celebrate discovery, creativity and critical thinking. The research outcomes that our academics and students produce, contribute to knowledge advancement in many fields. Our research enriches public debate and enhances policy formation, both within Australia and internationally.

Benchmarked with the highest global rating of 5 by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), our research is among the best in the world. Year on year, UNSW’s standing among the leading research-intensive universities worldwide supports an innovative, creative and stimulating environment. This enables our research – and researchers – to flourish.

We offer over 45 undergraduate degree programs, 27 postgraduate coursework programs and a breadth of study options. We're committed to rigorous academic analysis yet also aware of the practical needs of undergraduate and postgraduate study. We offer unique programs – for example, our combined Criminology and Social Work degree is the only one it's kind across Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) Universities.

At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, we combine outstanding teaching and research with a commitment to public engagement, social impact and a global perspective. Studying with us provides a new and deeper understanding of human beings in all their dimensions, and profound insight into how we can make a positive impact on societies and communities. Together, our academics and community aim to enrich the way you think and the way you see the world.

"We shape global citizens with a unique understanding of contemporary contexts and the pressing issues of the modern world. We equip our graduates to contribute and affect positive social change in a variety of roles."

- Associate Professor David Blaazer, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences