Our graduates put their skills to use in:
- branches of state and federal public services
- the media
- research work
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
Deakin historians have a strong online presence that offers opportunities for students to contribute. The Contemporary Histories Research Group and the Australian Policy and History Network host regular events and welcome student input.
Research with us
Have you ever wondered how historians' research can be used in a courtroom as evidence that helps build a prosecution's case? Or how we might remember early Aboriginal and white settler encounters in ways that contribute to policy debates today? If you have an inquisitive mind about history, postgraduate research could be for you.
History at Deakin offers plenty of work-integrated learning opportunities. Our students have worked in:
- archives repositories
- community organisations
- historical societies
- research groups.
They complete their placements more work-ready, and more aware of how their skills will translate to a number of different types of work.
History professor Dr Bart Ziino explains what kind of new, interesting and exciting content is covered in history courses at Deakin and how a related degree can help you in the workforce.
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