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Ancient History/History

Bachelors of Music (Honours)/Arts

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 sectors here and overseas.


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:

  • Local history technician
  • History teacher
  • International history teacher
  • Arts and cultural facilitator
  • Academic researcher
  • Historical adviser

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

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

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