Facts & figures
- #2 in Australia
- #25 in the world
- 2019 QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
We focus on topics ranging from war to politics, culture and sexuality, the history of ideas and the history of food. We also span the Middle Ages to the present, from Australia to China, the United States and Europe.
Our academic staff practise a diverse range of approaches to the past with particular strengths in cultural history, gender history and transnational history. Many of our academic staff have won awards for their teaching and research and are committed to giving our students a world-class education and a gateway to life beyond university.
The study of history equips you to understand change, to look at things from different perspectives, and to assess diverse kinds of information. It offers a variety of topics, from war to politics, culture and sexuality, the history of ideas and the history of food; and it spans the Middle Ages to the present, from Australia to China, the United States and Europe.
Explore two millennia of Jewish civilisation focusing on the historical evolution of Judaism, and how Jewish identity has been moulded by key Jewish thinkers and the Jewish historical experience. Gain insights into the rich cultural heritage of a small minority and their significant contributions to broader world culture in both the Christian and later Muslim worlds.
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
**Please refer to individual course requirements and visa details (for international students) regarding eligibility for part-time study.
Our modern history program can open the doors to inspiring and rewarding career opportunities such as: