Our teaching areas

The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is multi-disciplinary and offers education and training in a variety of programs and courses.

Spring and Summer electives

A wide range of Higher Education electives are available for Spring and Summer semesters in diverse areas such as Global Studies, Justice and Legal Studies, Language Studies, and Sustainability and Urban Planning.

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RMIT’s environment programs are professionally accredited, giving you the skills to address environmental changes and the ways in which people might respond and adapt to them.

International studies

Engage with the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world and prepare yourself for success in international organisations, businesses and government agencies.

Criminal justice studies

RMIT’s criminal justice programs explore the perspectives of business, policy, politics, sociology and criminology in contemporary Australian and international society.

Languages, Translating and Interpreting

Gain the high-level language skills and cultural knowledge that are vitally important to communicate effectively with people and cultures in this era of globalised economies and communities.

Public policy

A qualification in public policy will see you working with leading policy academics and industry professionals.

Social work

Transform lives and create lasting social change. At RMIT, you’ll learn from passionate, engaged members of society who work towards a fairer world for all.

Urban planning

RMIT’s urban planning programs are professionally accredited, giving you the skills to make a lasting impact by building communities and cities that will support the next generation.

Language studies

Language electives give you the opportunity to meet your personal language needs, or gain a competitive edge in the global job market. Overseas study tours are available for all languages.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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