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Historical Inquiry and Practice, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
The Bachelor Historical Inquiry and Practice at University of New England  is designed to take the study of history at tertiary level into a more professional, vocational sphere, to cater for those students who work with, or seek to work with History in their myriad workplaces and careers. 


To this end, the degree has been designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of all the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of historical inquiry, and the many and varied methodologies that can be employed to shed light on the past, and to make use of that past for today's changing world. History is also by its nature a cross-disciplinary study, and the degree is structured to provide an understanding of the multidisciplinary applications and relevance of historical study across multiple fields.

Historical Inquiry and Practice at University of New England  focuses specifically on the professional development of historians. As it is recommended for professional historians to engage in the study of a cognate discipline relevant to their chosen professional speciality - and because historical inquiry is now widely accepted as elemental to various professions beyond those conventionally associated with history - this course also includes a field of study opportunity whereby the student's study and training in history may be purposefully combined with other disciplines, to facilitate education in, for example, historical fiction and writing, social history and criminology, family history and sociology, national history and languages, cultural history and music.

Career Opportunities

As a result of acquiring these skills, graduates are highly employable in a wide range of fields. Options include, but are by no means limited to: Teaching (especially for history and studies in religion graduates); Tourism; Publishing; Marketing and advertising; Public relations; Journalism and media; Professional writing; Heritage management; Defence and foreign service; Counselling; Museum management; Public service; Foreign affairs and diplomacy; Community and social work; Aid agencies; Libraries; Research; Legal work; Professional history

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Ancient Greece 
  • Introduction to Ancient Rome 
  • Introduction to Egyptian and Near Eastern History 
  • Great Excavations: Key Discoveries in Archaeology 
  • Archaeology: Principles and Practices 
  • Medieval Europe 
  • Early Modern Europe: From Reformation to Revolution 
  • Colonial Australia 
  • Modern Australia 
  • Asian Pasts 
  • Introduction to Indigenous Australia 
  • Power, Conflict and the Making of Modern Asia 
  • The Art of Good Thinking

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 072406D

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
  • Recommended studies is any two units of History.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24990 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24990 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Commonwealth supported fee

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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