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Major

International History

Bachelor of International Studies

This major equips students with a thorough understanding of the historical foundations of the modern world.

Introductory courses deal with the medieval and earlier modern periods, while later courses focus on the modern era from the 19th to the 20th century. You'll be able to choose from study options covering Europe, Britain, the Middle East, China, Japan and South-East Asia.

You'll develop skills in the handling and interpretation of primary and secondary sources, and gain a grasp of the main theoretical and methodological debates in modern historiography. In upper-level courses students are trained as professional historians with the ability to deliver historical products to a broad audience.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for history

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • International engagement manager
  • Policy adviser
  • International history teacher
  • Librarian

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Turning Points in World History
  • The Medieval and Early Modern World
  • The History Makers
  • The Modern Middle East

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