Arts, Business, Law and Education

Understanding humanity’s cultures, societies, institutions and environments

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education draws together disciplines central to understanding humanity’s cultures, societies, institutions and environments. The Faculty houses world-leading expertise across numerous fields, including business, design, education, humanities, law, music, social sciences and geography and planning.

We pride ourselves on our global reputation for outstanding research and teaching quality, our exemplary commitment to a collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, and our vibrant academic environment.

Our vision is to:

  • engage in research on the critical questions
  • enrich through knowledge and understanding
  • transform through the power of education

First ARC Centre of Excellence ever awarded to the Arts (Centre for the History of Emotions)

100 years of Arts and Social Sciences at UWA

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Home of the Chair of Australian History, the Chair of Australian Literature and three Chairs in Rock Art Studies

Our schools

Business School

Inspiring students to become the leaders of tomorrow

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Conservatorium of Music

Transforming individuals to release their full creative potential

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Graduate School of Education

Preparing for the classroom with firsthand experience

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Law School

Achieving international excellence in legal education and research

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School of Design

Fostering innovation and collaboration between creative disciplines

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School of Humanities

Building enduring skills in critical thinking, communicating and influencing

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School of Social Sciences

Understanding the world around us and what our future holds

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Our courses

We offer the broadest selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UWA, with more than 100 options to choose from.

At an undergraduate level, you can study the Bachelor of Arts, Business, Commerce, Environmental DesignPhilosophy, Politics and Economics, Music, and the combined Economics/Master of Economics degree, and in most cases, take a second major within the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

For postgraduate study, we offer coursework and research courses and training in a variety of disciplines, including professional degrees that, upon successful completion, qualify you to enter a specific profession.

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Our research

With a focus on excellence and impact, our research brings together some of our greatest minds to ask the important questions in life. We generate valuable research that impacts and improves lives both nationally and internationally.

We support researchers throughout their careers, from PhD students and early career researchers, to award-winning professors and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows.

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UWA Excellence in Teaching and Service Awards

The annual Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Service Awards acknowledge the University's outstanding teachers and support staff and are competitive at the University level. The Award categories include areas such as early career, team or program, and learning and teaching support.

These awards are aligned with the UWA Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

If you would like to find out more about your faculty awards or nominate a staff member who has done a fantastic job you can do so here. Nominations can be made by students or staff.

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Music events

Each year the Conservatorium of Music presents a packed program of more than 200 stimulating performances and events. We showcase the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, our celebrated alumni and our community and industry partners. There’s something for everyone, so come along to be delighted and inspired.

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Centres and institutes


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