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History is an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past.

Learn what informs people and their attitudes, motivations and prejudices through courses that are diverse and fascinating.

World-class historians will provide you with rich offerings in European, Asian and Australian history, from the medieval period right through to contemporary history.

History graduates develop important research, writing and presentation skills that are highly valued by employers, and can lead to work in museums, publishing and international agencies.


1 in Queensland for history

QS World University Rankings 2024

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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 operations manager
  • Family history research officer
  • Publishing coordinator
  • Editor
  • Historian
  • Historical adviser
  • History and humanities teacher
  • Historical researcher

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

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 Australian Experience
  • The Medieval and Early Modern World
  • The History Makers

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