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Discover and learn about the achievements of ancient cultures, which still influence ideas and institutions today.

Courses span the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, and focus on important individuals, ideas and events.

Travel to exotic destinations and explore the past at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum.

Graduates find fascinating careers that require researching, writing, and presentation skills – particularly with a wide breadth of historical knowledge and understanding of human society and cultures.


1 in Queensland for history

QS World University Rankings 2021

2 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2021

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:

  • Local history technician
  • History teacher
  • Academic researcher
  • Arts and cultural facilitator
  • Historical adviser
  • Museum department worker

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

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

  • Myth, Magic and Religion in the Ancient World
  • The Rise of Ancient Rome: Roman History from Romulus to Augustus
  • The Rise of Ancient Greece: Greek History to the 4th Century BC
  • The Roman Empire: Politics and Society

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