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Single Major

Ancient History/History

Bachelors of Arts/Laws (Honours)

Examine the art, literature, religion, philosophy and social customs of early Mediterranean cultures through to cultures of the Middle Ages and beyond, including modern Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

Given the lasting influence of ancient ideas and institutions, the study of Ancient History helps to provide a basis for deeper understanding of modern society.

You could pursue roles in museums, publishing, media, international agencies, public and government sector domestically and overseas.

Highlights

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019

1 in Queensland for history

QS World University Rankings 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:

  • Senior curator
  • History research officer
  • Art history lecturer
  • History teacher
  • Historical adviser
  • Arts and cultural facilitator

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork

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 Rise of Ancient Rome: Roman History from Romulus to Augustus
  • The Rise of Ancient Greece: Greek History to the 4th Century BC
  • The History Makers