Why study History?

Study societies and events through time and across cultures to understand the relationship between the past and the present. Explore Europe, the Americas, Australasia Asia and the ancient and modern world. Learn about the relationships between social change, states and societies and the effects of migration, wars, colonialism, post colonialism, race and gender on people, their ordinary lives and institutions.  Acquire skills of intellectual analysis, understanding of events within their contexts, constructing arguments and writing and presenting complex material in an ordered way.

Career opportunities

Private consultant, heritage work, museum or gallery curator, academic, teacher, publishing, media industry and journalism, arts administration, policy adviser, film or documentary maker, research assistant, information officer, librarian, archives officer, author.


  • Bachelor of Arts with a major in History

    • History offers a range of subjects in global history, which cover aspects of European, British, Latin American, African, Australian, Pacific and United States history, as well as the history of ideas, society or culture.
  • Postgraduate research in History

    • History offers a number of research projects that explore different themes and areas, including the social, cultural and political history of the Americas, Australia-Pacific and Europe (ancient and modern), colonialism and post-colonialism, trans-nationalism, Indigenous studies, human rights, landscape, (auto) biographical writing, religion and spirituality, feminism, gender relations, food and drink, art movements, film and culture.
  • International study tours