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Field of Study

History

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Build on your ability to initiate an original inquiry, conduct archival research, analyse documents and interpret evidence.

You'll complete advanced-level coursework that provides the flexibility to choose a study stream most relevant to your honours research. You'll also learn about the method and theory of historical writing, historical arguments and the uses of historiography.

You'll also complete all aspects of a research thesis under the guidance of a supervisor.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for history

QS World University Rankings 2022

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
  • Academic researcher
  • History and heritage consultant
  • History teacher
  • History technician
  • Historical adviser
  • Historian

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • History Honours: Theory & Method
  • History Honours Seminar
  • Honours Research Thesis

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