24 months
45360 AUD/year
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The History (Advanced) program at the Australian National University provides the theoretical grounding and practical skills you need for the advanced study of history, plus the opportunity to tailor a program according to your interests. If you’re a secondary school teacher, you are able to focus on areas in the national curriculum for history.  


Studying the History (Advanced) program at the Australian National University can draw upon our prize-winning teaching and research in Australian, North American, ancient, early modern and modern European, and British history, and the expertise of our leading centres for Indigenous history, environmental history, and biography.

    Learning Outcomes  

  • Review, analyse, and synthesise historical materials, knowledge and theory;
  • Exercise critical thinking in historical theory while developing understanding of historical interpretations and debates;
  • Learn the technical skills needed to undertake independent historical research;
  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of historical ideas and materials to a variety of audiences, and
  • Complete a major piece of research in the field of history


ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Programme Structure

The Master of History (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

  • 96 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses
  • a minimum of 48 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 082307B 

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.
  • Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. 

Tuition Fee

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    45360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45360 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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