Bachelor of Arts (History)
Discover the past
Historians discover the stories behind some of the greatest and most significant events the world has seen. The past influences the choices we make as a society, nation or as a global community with respect to both contemporary and future events and issues.
Our Bachelor of Arts (History) gives you the chance to understand the events that have shaped our world. Through critical thinking and real-world application, you will be able to piece together information from the past and apply it to current events and issues. You will examine many areas of history including world civilisations, historic and contemporary Australia, race relations in Australian history, European and American history and the 20th century. Through your student experience, discover the areas of history that intrigue you the most.
This degree will prepare you for a range of careers including librarianship, museum consultancy, archival work, media, journalism, public service and (with further study) teaching.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropology and Archaeology Extended, Contemporary International Studies Extended, Contemporary Media Studies, Creative and Critical Writing, English Literature, English Literature Extended, History Extended, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Journalism Studies, Journalism Extended, Language and Culture (German and Mandarin Chinese), Legal Studies, Public Relations Studies and Social Justice Studies.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 2 x 8-unit major
|plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18560|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.