ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences



Australian National University

The College offers students the opportunity to learn from experts in their field. ANU ranked first in Australia and amongst the best universities in the world in the arts, humanities and social sciences in the QS World University Rankings. We also received the highest average scores in research for any Australian university in the Excellence in Research for Australia ratings, highlighting our research strengths.

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Graduate study and research opportunities

In the College you can undertake graduate study and research in art history and curatorship, museums and collections, linguistics and applied linguistics, heritage, visual arts, music, international development, global health, politics and international relations, Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies, history, classics, anthropology, archaeology, social research, sociology, philosophy, biographical research and writing and more.

Real world opportunities in Australia and abroad

We partner with the national cultural institutions, such as the National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, National Library of Australia, National Portrait Gallery and the Australian War Memorial. Our teaching draws on relationships with these institutions and students have the opportunity to network with leading practitioners, attend lectures and seminars and participate in internships. International opportunities including fieldwork, internships and master-classes are also available.