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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History

  • ID:MU6100114
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$125,583.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) 140 Written English

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)    6.0 Overall

    •   6.0 Reading

    •  6.0 Writing

    •   6.0 Speaking

    •   6.0 Listening

  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)  169 Overall

    • 169 Reading

    • 169 Writing

    • 169 Speaking

    • 169 Listening

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)  50 Overall

    • 50 Reading

    •  50 Writing

    • 50 Speaking

    • 50 Listening

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)   73 Overall

    • 18 Reading

    • 18 Writing

    •  18 Speaking

    •  18 Listening

  • Occupational English Test (OET) C (250-290) Reading

    • C (250-290) Writing

    •  C (250-290) Speaking

    •  C (250-290) Listening

Course Information

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

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Total credit points: 24

  • Required Units, 12 credit points

  • HIS101, Marco Polo's World, 3

  • HIS182, Making of the Modern World, 3

  • HIS200, The Empire Strikes Back: Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern History, 3

  • HIS301, Age of Extremes, 1929-1968, 3

  • Specified Elective Units, 12 credit points

  • HIS205, The Vietnam Wars, 3

  • , OR,

  • HIS211, Modern Japan, 3

  • , OR,

  • HIS212, Vision Splendid: An Alternative History of Australia, 3

  • , OR,

  • HIS244, Modern Southeast Asian History, 3

  • , OR,

  • HIS245, The Second World War in Europe, 3

  • , OR,

  • HIS258, Soldiers and Civilians: War in the Pacific 1941-1945, 3

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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:

  • Diplomat

  • Policy Advisor

  • Research Officer

  • Historian

  • Documentary or Museum Researcher

  • Heritage Consultant

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover: 530 AUD per year

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