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BA(Hons) History

Catalog id : 3800538921
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
SAT (avg)577

World University Ranking

About this course

  • The History curriculum offers you the opportunity to understand the worlds of the past, to reflect on the making of the present, and to develop the capacity to locate information, analyse evidence, think critically and communicate effectively.
  • The discipline offers both great range and detailed attention to particular places, times and themes. Courses extend from the medieval world to the great empires to our most immediate past. All offerings reflect the latest developments in historical research and vocational practice.


  • Academia and research
  • Curatorship and tourism
  • Government and policy formation
  • Heritage consultancy
  • Historian
  • Librarianship and archival work
  • Management and administration
  • Media and current affairs
  • Public service
  • Publishing and editing
  • Teaching

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Clearly-in Rank 2016 Range of criteria used for selection 
  • The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. 
  • Access Melbourne entry Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank.  
  • Minimum ATAR 2017 50.00

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Course Modules

Level 1 Subjects

  • Medieval Plague, War and Heresy
  • The Great War 1914 to 1918
  • Age of Empires
  • The World Since World War II

Level 2 Subjects

  • American History: Revolution to WWII
  • Total War: World War II
  • Rebels and Revolutionaries
  • Pirates and their Enemies
  • Modern European History 1789 to 1914
  • Britain in the Wider World 1603-1815
  • The Holocaust & Genocide
  • The First Centuries of Islam
  • The French Revolution
  • Modern Southeast Asia
  • Australia in the World 1914 to 2014
  • American History from JFK to Obama
  • Crisis Continent: Europe's 20th Century
  • Venice and Cultures of Consumption
  • Modern & Contemporary Ireland Since 1790
  • Town and Country in China and the West
  • Migrant Nation: A History of Migration

Level 3 Subjects

  • Urban Legends: Melbourne Intensive
  • A History of Sexualities
  • The Modern Middle East
  • Cold War Cultures in Asia
  • Controversies in Australian History
  • USA and the World: Empire of Liberty?
  • Confucianism, Communism, Capitalism
  • Magic, Reason, New Worlds, 1450-1750
  • The Renaissance in Italy
  • Hitler's Germany
  • Race in America
  • A History of Violence
  • Venice and Cultures of Consumption
  • Town and Country in China and the West

Level 3 Capstone Subject

  • Making History



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How to Apply

  • Studying Year 12 in Australia
  • You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA
  • Current University of Melbourne international students
  • If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • All other international students
  • You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.
  • International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students
  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.
  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

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