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Field of Study

Ancient History

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Delve further into the history of ancient cultures and how they still influence many of our ideas and institutions.

You'll complete advanced-level courses, participating in lectures, peer-led seminars and discussion groups that encourage independent critical thinking and analysis.

Over the course of the year, you'll also complete a thesis on an ancient history topic of your choice. This intense research project will impart valuable skills in your field of study and research in general.


1 in Queensland for history

QS World University Rankings 2023

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:

  • Museum curator
  • Archivist
  • Research librarian
  • History teacher
  • Academic researcher

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • Documentary Evidence for Ancient History
  • Studying Ancient History: Research Seminar
  • Ancient Historiography
  • Honours Research Thesis

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