Bachelor of Arts - History

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

Studying History will help you make sense of our world by understanding how things came to be the way they are today. You will explore ideas and theories about human action by looking at the evidence of the past and develop excellent research, analysis and communication skills. To broaden your knowledge and career prospects even further you can combine History with other majors including Asian Studies, Philosophy, Global Politics and Policy, Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, Religion, English and Creative Writing or Sociology. When you graduate, you'll have the literary, analytical and communication skills you need for a broad range of careers in both public and private sectors, including roles in foreign affairs, journalism, teaching and the public service.


Your core units will include subjects such as The Empire Strikes Back - Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern History. You can choose electives to specialise in the history of Australia, Europe or Asia with units including Europe Under the Dictators. The Vietnam Wars, Spies, Saboteurs and Secret Agents and Crime and Punishment Since 1700.


  • History

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Selection via ATAR
  • Or mature age entry via STAT
  • Or TAFE Certificate IV or higher
  • English language competency

Study pathways

An Honours year is available for suitable applicants. Students will also be able to pursue further study in the fields of social research, the humanities and/or the creative arts.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Perth campus No information available Yes No information available

Further information

There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode. Students are strongly encouraged to include a writing unit in their studies, and recommended to consider studying a language other than English.

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