Make sense of the world today by looking at the evidence of the past and how things came to be the way they are today, and develop excellent research, analysis and communication skills.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)Part or full-time
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Studying History will help you make sense of our world by understanding how things came to be the way they are today. You’ll explore ideas and theories about human action by looking at the evidence of the past and develop excellent research, analysis and communication skills.
Your core units will include subjects such as ‘The Empire Strikes Back: Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern History.’ You can choose electives to specialise in the history of Australia, Europe or Asia with units including ‘Europe Under the Dictators’, ‘The Vietnam Wars’, ‘Spies, Saboteurs and Secret Agents’ and ‘Crime and Punishment Since 1700’.
To broaden your knowledge and career prospects even further, you can combine History with other majors including Asian Studies, Philosophy, Global Politics and Policy, Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, Religion, English and Creative Writing or Sociology.
When you graduate, you’ll have the literary, analytical and communication skills you need for a broad range of careers in both public and private sectors, including roles in foreign affairs, journalism, teaching and the public service.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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