Study history at Deakin and understand the makings of the modern world and the ways historians have interpreted them. Our history units cover themes from colonialism and war to gender and social change, and deal with content from Australia and around the world. You'll be taught by Deakin's renowned historians, who are at the forefront of bringing history into public conversations.

First-rate facilities

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.

History courses

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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.

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History at Deakin offers plenty of work-integrated learning opportunities. Our students have worked in:

  • archives repositories
  • community organisations
  • historical societies
  • museums
  • 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.

Career opportunities

Our graduates put their skills to use in:

  • branches of state and federal public services
  • the media
  • research work
  • teaching.

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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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