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History, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
The Master of History offered at University of New England covers three distinct areas: discipline knowledge, a choice of area studies and writing history. The MHist suits students coming to the study of history for the first time as well as those who want to extend their knowledge in particular areas or upgrade their professional qualifications.  


 The Master of History offered at University of New England course covers three distinct areas: discipline knowledge, a choice of area studies and writing history. It suits those students coming to the study of history for the first time as well as those who want to extend their knowledge or upgrade their professional qualifications. Covering Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, the course aims to explore the nature of history as a discipline through specialised studies of historical periods and problems. It concludes with the opportunity to undertake substantial historical research projects including writing for publication.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • exhibit and apply an advanced body of historical knowledge across a range of periods and themes, and understand the nature and development of historical inquiry and thought from ancient times to the most recent developments of the modern age;
  • understand and apply the various principles and methods used in historical inquiry and practice, including the evaluation, synthesising, interpretation and application of both historical evidence and historical thinking;
  • apply higher-level writing and communication skills, as well as an advanced level of creative and theoretical thinking;
  • apply the range of critical, reflective and technical skills used by historians to a range of public and professional areas such as journalism, media work, public relations, policy development, government and administration; and
  • demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge of research principles and methods, and themes applicable to the discipline.

Career Opportunities

This course offers higher-level writing and research skills development. Moreover, it encourages critical thinking and analytical skills development as well, all of which will be useful in a range of professions especially journalism and media work, public relations, policy development, government and administration. Many of our graduates will wish to work as consulting historians or to continue in the teaching profession.

Those not wishing to pursue career paths but studying History out of interest will find the concentrated study of history at this higher level personally rewarding which may lead to the writing of History for pleasure and profit.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • What is History?
  • The Historian
  • History: Uses and Abuses
  • Researching and Applying History
  • Understanding History
  • Minor Research Project
  • Major Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      1 or 1.5 or 2 Years
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 6 years 
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

A candidate shall hold:(a) an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a discipline other than History; or(b) an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in History or relevant discipline; or(c) an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours or AQF Level 9 Masters qualification in History or relevant discipline

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    26250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26250 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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national fee- $46,560  Course Cost based on unit prices


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