Our schools

Communication and Arts

The School that changes the way people interpret, make and remake their world.


Share your love of learning with future generations and contribute to teaching best practice.

Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

Critically evaluate the theories, arguments, rhetoric and reasoning that have united and divided societies, cultures and civilisations.

Languages and Cultures

Develop the linguistic and intellectual skills for communicating within and across cultures with sensitivity and success.


Develop your musical craft and discover pathways to a creative career.

Political Science and International Studies

Contribute to peace and conflict resolution strategies with an understanding of global issues and intellectual skills that can influence powerful change.

Social Science

Dig into the contours of culture, across space and through time, to discover what makes societies function, breakdown, adapt and survive.

Our research centres and institutes

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities 

Dedicated to high level research in Intellectual and Literary History, Critical and Cultural Studies, the History of Emotions, and Science and Society. 

Institute of Modern Languages

Queensland’s leading language services provider offering language courses for all in over 30 languages using a communicative approach to teaching and learning. 

Institute for Social Science Research

Building the knowledge that will improve economic and social wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course

Transformative research towards breaking the cycle of deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia.

Centre for Policy Futures

Providing a forum for researchers to inform policy debate and shape public policy by connecting academic research with policy and program development.

Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

A unique regional centre for advancing the responsibility to protect principle through research and policy dialogue.

Centre for Communication and Social Change

Developing communication techniques and technology for social, economic and sustainable development.

Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs

Home to postgraduate programs in the School of Political Science and International Studies - areas include Governance and Public Policy, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies.

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

Investigating and transforming the science of language: how languages vary, how we learn them, how we process them and how they evolve. 

The University of Queensland Rotary Peace Centre

One of six centres worldwide generating and sharing knowledge about international relations, conflict prevention and peace building.

Centre for Western Civilisation

Established in 2020 with funding from the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, the Centre for Western Civilisation delivers a sequence of study in Western Civilisation via an extended major in two programs at UQ.