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Our contemporary world is a product of all past human thought and endeavour. Historians use evidence to show how the past shapes our present lives. In this way, historians make sense of how the world works. They investigate how past societies, cultures and beliefs created our contemporary world, and continue to affect our lives, shape our politics, and mould our perspectives. 

UniSQ's History major provides you with important, transferable skills in critical thinking, decision making, research, analysis, expression and communication, which are all highly relevant to contemporary careers in government, non-government, and private sectors. At UniSQ, you will develop knowledge and skills pertaining to a diverse range of historical contexts, such as the study of war, globalisation, migration, national and community identification, inequality, and radical change. 

History students often combine their studies with other areas such as International Relations, Journalism, Education, Law, Anthropology, Social Justice, and social sciences such as Politics or Economics. The diverse and broad skill-set that graduates of UniSQ’s history degrees develop, means you will be qualified for a career in public service, communities, museums, art galleries, heritage institutions, archives, libraries, media and publishing, research contractors and consultants, and teaching.

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How long does it take to get a history degree in Australia with UniSQ?
UniSQ’s history degrees in Australia, such as a Bachelor of Arts (History) or a PHD, take three years (full-time) to complete. A double degree, such as a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Business, will take four years of full-time study. A Master’s will take two years of full-time study, while an Honours degree (full-time) takes one year.
What can you do with a history degree?
Studying history will help you develop valuable skills required in many different careers. These include critical thinking, research, and writing. History graduates often work in public service, communities, museums, art galleries, heritage institutions, archives, libraries, media and publishing, research contracting and consulting, law, education, and journalism. Studying history is a great choice if you're passionate about the past and want to make a difference in the present.
What will I learn with a history degree?
Studying history online or on-campus at UniSQ will provide the foundations for interpreting how the past has been reconstructed and debated. You will develop your research, critical analysis and methodology, persuasive arguments, communication and written expression. These skills are highly transferable across many disciplines, no matter your career choice after your studies.

If you’re uncertain about the value of learning about the past, a history degree will teach you to investigate the origins of fundamental issues facing the world today, from race relations to slavery, revolutions, nationalism, women’s experiences, culture and ethnicity, social movements, globalisation, politics, war and genocide, and historiography.
What are the options for studying history with UniSQ?
Whether you’ve recently graduated from high school and are ready to commence your studies or have decided to make a career change and want to explore your passion for history, we will support you on your journey at UniSQ. You can study full-time or part-time, either on campus or study history online from the comfort of your own home, depending on your needs.

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