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Ancient History/History

Bachelor of Arts

Examine the politics, warfare, social customs, religion, literature and mythology, art and architecture of early Mediterranean cultures through to cultures of the Middle Ages and beyond, including modern Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

Given the important and enduring influence of ancient ideas and institutions today, studying ancient history provides a basis for a deeper understanding of modern society.

Interrogate critically the different forces which have helped to shape the lives and institutions of modern societies and cultures.

You could pursue roles in museums, publishing, media, international agencies, public and government sector in Australia and overseas.


1 in Queensland for history

QS World University Rankings 2024

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Local history technician
  • History teacher
  • Academic researcher
  • Arts and cultural facilitator
  • Art historian
  • Historical adviser
  • Historical researcher
  • Museum curator

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • World History: Global Connections
  • The Rise of Ancient Rome: Roman History from Romulus to Augustus
  • The Rise of Ancient Greece: Greek History to the 4th Century BC
  • The World of Classical Athens: Politics and Society

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