History is central to any meaningful understanding of the present political, social and moral world, and is therefore vital in a democratic and open society. In this course, you’ll look back into history as you explore ideas about human action.
You’ll learn about the major categories of power in the modern world, including military, diplomatic, political, economic, religious, cultural, normative and affective power. You will also develop a solid understanding of the role Asia has played in the history of the modern world. Through a choice of elective units, you can study the history of Australia, Europe or Asia, on topics which interest you.
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.
3 reasons to study History at Murdoch
Study two majors in 3 years and graduate with 2 specialisations or study the History major with minors in Australian Indigenous Studies, Global Politics or Religion to further enhance your career prospects
Knowledge of history is fundamental to our understanding of our society and the global system. A degree in this field prepares you for a range of exciting careers where you can create policy, show initiative, manage projects, carry out research, and make a difference in the world.
You’ll learn from history experts including Dr Arjun Subrahmanyan. Arjun explores how democracy, social change, intellectual history and modern life have impacted Thailand. He’ll get you thinking about how decisions of the past are impacting and informing the future in Southeast Asia.
Some of the things you’ll learn
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:
Spies, Saboteurs and Secret Agents
The Vietnam Wars
The Second World War in Europe
Hollywood and History
Tudors and Treachery: Religion, Politics, and Society in sixteenth-century England
Your future career
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. Careers could include:
Documentary or Museum Researcher
Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT): 140 Written English; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 Overall; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): 169 Overall; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 Overall; Test of English as a Foreign Language Ð IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 Overall; Occupational English Test (OET): C (250-290) Reading; C (250-290) Writing; C (250-290) Speaking; C (250-290) Listening
* Austrade is passing on information provided by the institution and makes no representation about the accuracy of the information provided. Check with the institution before you make any decision.
90 South Street