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History, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
The Master of History 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.  


This 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
  • Society and the Individual in Classical Greece
  • Greek Democracy and its Enemies
  • Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World
  • The Art of Roman Government
  • Rome of the Caesars
  • Augustus and the Roman Revolution
  • The Shadow of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • The Roman Family: From Cradle to Grave
  • Bronze Age Greece and the Aegean
  • Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
  • New Kingdom Eqypt
  • The Art and Architecture of the Ancient World

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      Up to 4 years Part-time
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Admission to candidature shall be determined by the course coordinator.
  • An applicant for admission to candidature shall have fulfilled all requirements for a degree of Bachelor of the University or shall have fulfilled the requirements for a degree or qualification of equivalent standing at another University or institution recognised by the course coordinator for this purpose.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    25000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12550 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12550 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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