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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (History) Bachelor Degree

University of Southern Queensland Australia

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Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics) Bachelor Degree

University of South Australia Australia

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Bachelor of Ancient History Bachelor Degree

Macquarie University Australia

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Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship Bachelor Degree

Australian National University Australia

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History BA

Murdoch University Australia

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All Bachelors Degrees in History

Looking for graduate level options? See Masters degrees in History in Australia

Study a History degree in Australia in 2024

A history degree will allow you to explore the events of the past, and understand how these came to happen. You will be given the opportunity to study the great and progressive moments of history, as well as the regressive and harmful historical events, whilst discussing why these things occur, and how we can avoid repeating negative history.

You will be able to discover how history plays a role in today’s society, and how the history we are creating for future generations will shape the modern world.

An undergraduate degree in history will cover a broad spectrum of historical elements. These can include major historical events, such as World War II, as well as other important historical periods, such as ancient history.

Your degree will mainly be delivered through lectures and seminars. You will be presented with the opportunity to participate in discussions about significant historical occurrences. A history degree will allow you to develop your research and analytical skills, your communication skills and your ability to solve problems.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This will give you the chance to further develop your knowledge in a chosen area of history. Common specialisations include:

  • Art History
  • European History
  • Early Modern History
  • Political and Cultural History
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

If your degree programme requires you to write a dissertation, this will allow you to research a favoured area to a greater extent.

The award gained from your degree will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries have varying accreditation systems. In the UK, it is most common to be awarded a bachelor of the arts degree in history.

Typically, an undergraduate degree in history will take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years when studied full-time.

On successful completion of your undergraduate degree, you can either seek employment in your chosen field, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies can be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or PhD, or a graduate certificate or diploma.

The wide range of skills gained by history graduates means that the career options available are varied. You may choose to pursue a career in teaching, or you may find employment in the civil service. You might work in a museum, gallery or library, or become a conservator, information officer, archivist or records manager.

An undergraduate degree in history will cover a broad spectrum of historical elements. These can include major historical events, such as World War II, as well as other important historical periods, such as ancient history.

Your degree will mainly be delivered through lectures and seminars. You will be presented with the opportunity to participate in discussions about significant historical occurrences. A history degree will allow you to develop your research and analytical skills, your communication skills and your ability to solve problems.

Study in Australia

Famous for surfing, sunshine and beaches, Australia has so much to offer to international students. The country's rich culture and history makes it a incredibly diverse country, and one that is welcoming and warm towards the international community. Australia has long been seen as a global leader in higher education, and places emphasis on delivering world-class education to both domestic and international students. The Group of Eight Universities is a prestigious group of universities that focus on providing internationally renowned faculty and research facilities across Australian higher education.

See our detailed guide to studying in Australia for international students.

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