Bachelor of Arts


Unit Set Code

MJ-A000023 (major)

MN-A000023 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


You have the opportunity to explore the nature of the modern world – the forces that have shaped our past and present, and the ways historians interpret historical events. Themes covered include the world in the twentieth century, war and peace, modernisation and social change, colonialism, and gender. Specialised subjects include the Holocaust, the French Revolution, Modern Asia, Slavery in the United States, the British Empire, colonial Papua New Guinea, and Sport in History.

Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in the education sector, local government, media corporations, museums/heritage organisations, research consultancies and tourism organisations.


  • To complete a Major sequence in History select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in History select any four (4) units from below, including no more than two (2) credit points at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

AIH107The Modern World: Nations, Empires, Ideologies, 1860s to 1930s

AIH108The Modern World: Globalisation and Fragmentation, the 1940s to the 21st Century

Complete the following unit from level 2:

AIH240History: Interpreting the Past

Complete a further 3 units from level 2, selected from:

AIH205Sex and Gender in the British Empire

AIH238Australia in the Age of Total War 1914-1945

AIH264The Holocaust

AIH267Conflict and Its Legacies in Modern Asia

AIH276African American History From Slavery to Black Lives Matter

AIH288Colonial Encounters: From Invasion to Federation

AST250A History of Australian Football, 1858-2020

AST256Sport in History

Complete the following unit from level 3:

AIH399Making History

Complete a further unit from level 3, selected from:

AIH326Australia's Empire: Colonialism in Papua New Guinea

AIH383Global Disasters